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February sees minor rise in inflation

05 March 2019,Tuesday, 18:19



A rise in food inflations slightly pushed up the general inflation rate last month.

“The general point-to-point inflation rate increased to 5.47 percentage point in February,” Planning Minister MA Mannan said on Tuesday, releasing the monthly consumer price index, reports UNB.

It was 5.42 percent in January.

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) data show that food inflation increased to 5.44 percent in February from 5.33 percent in the month before.

But the non-food inflation rate decreased slightly to 5.51 percent last month. It was 5.57 percent in January.

Prices of egg, vegetable, edible oil and other food items increased in February, BBS data show.

In the rural area, the general inflation rate increased to 5.26 percent in February from 5.14 percent in January as the food inflation went up to 5.48 percent from 5.28 percent there.

However, the general inflation rate slightly declined to 5.85 percent in February from 5.93 percent in January in the urban area.

The point-to-point national wage index witnessed an upward trend with 6.48 percent in February against 6.21 percent in January.

 

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