The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh eased to 5.35 percent in December 2018 from 5.37 percent in the prior month. It is the lowest inflation rate since February 2017, amid a slowdown in price rises of both food (5.28% vs 5.29%) and non-food products (5.45% vs 5.495), of which gross rent, fuel & lighting (2.64% vs 2.69%); miscellaneous goods & services (6.63% vs 6.83%) and recreation, entertainment, education & cultural services (0.94% vs 1.25%). On a monthly basis, consumer prices edged up 0.1 percent, following a 0.4 percent decrease in the previous month. Inflation Rate in Bangladesh averaged 6.54 percent from 1994 until 2018, 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 5.80 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 6.30 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.