The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh edged up to 5.55 percent in March of 2019 from 5.47 percent in the prior month. It is the highest inflation rate since May 2018, as cost of food, beverage & tobacco increased (5.72 percent vs 5.44 percent in February). On the other hand, prices of non-food products slowed (5.29 percent vs 5.51 percent), namely recreation, entertainment, education & cultural services (2.11 percent vs 2.13 percent) and miscellaneous goods & services (6.58 percent from 7.38 percent) while inflation for gross rent, fuel & lighting was steady (at 4.49 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.42 percent after a 0.08 percent drop in February. Inflation Rate in Bangladesh averaged 6.53 percent from 1994 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 16 percent in September of 2011 and a record low of -0.03 percent in December of 1996.

Inflation Rate in Bangladesh is expected to be 6.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Bangladesh to stand at 6.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bangladesh Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 6.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-01-03 10:55 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.35% 5.37% 5.4%
2019-03-08 12:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.42% 5.35% 5.4%
2019-03-11 09:25 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.47% 5.42% 5.3%
2019-04-09 12:30 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.55% 5.47% 5.7%
2019-05-27 10:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.55% 5.6%
2019-06-11 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY
2019-07-19 11:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 6%


Bangladesh Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.55 5.47 16.00 -0.03 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 262.45 261.36 262.45 51.99 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 219.37 208.44 224.46 126.35 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 214.31 206.61 214.31 78.90 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 246.03 237.18 246.03 89.90 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.42 -0.08 2.08 -1.44 percent [+]
Food Inflation 5.72 5.44 9.09 3.77 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 236.90 236.23 236.90 131.01 Index Points [+]


Bangladesh Inflation Rate

In Bangladesh, the most important categories in the consumer price index are food, non-alcoholic beverages and tobacco (59 percent of the total weight) and gross rent, fuel and lighting (16.9 percent). The index also includes: clothing and footwear (6.9 percent); transport and communication (4.2 percent), recreation, entertainment, education & cultural services (4.1 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (3.6 percent); medical care and health expenses (2.8 percent) and furnishing (2.7 percent). This page provides the latest reported value for - Bangladesh Inflation Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Bangladesh Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.55 5.47 16.00 -0.03 1994 - 2019 percent Monthly
2005/06=100, NSA




Country Last Previous
Argentina 55.80 Apr/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
Brazil 4.94 Apr/19
Canada 2.00 Apr/19
China 2.50 Apr/19
Euro Area 1.70 Apr/19
France 1.30 Apr/19
Germany 2.00 Apr/19
India 2.92 Apr/19
Indonesia 2.83 Apr/19
Italy 1.10 Apr/19
Japan 0.90 Apr/19
Mexico 4.41 Apr/19
Netherlands 2.90 Apr/19
Russia 5.20 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia -1.90 Apr/19
Singapore 0.80 Apr/19
South Africa 4.40 Apr/19
South Korea 0.60 Apr/19
Spain 1.50 Apr/19
Switzerland 0.70 Apr/19
Turkey 19.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom 2.10 Apr/19
United States 2.00 Apr/19


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