Inflation rises to 5.68pc in August

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 23:00, Sep 01,2020


The general point-to-point inflation rate slightly increased to 5.68 per cent in August from 5.53 per cent in July due to a rise in food inflation, according to the data of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

Food inflation rose to 6.08 per cent in August from 5.70 per cent in July, but the non-food inflation rate declined to 5.05 per cent in last month from 5.28 per cent in July, showed the BBS data released on Tuesday.

In the rural areas, the general inflation rate slightly went up to 5.60 per cent in the last month from 5.43 per cent in July.

On the other hand, the general inflation rate increased to 5.81 per cent in August from 5.72 per cent in the previous month in the urban areas.

The point-to-point national wage index witnessed a slight upward trend with 5.91 per cent in August against 5.82 per cent in July 2020.

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