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Inflation reaches 5.54pc in Sept

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Economic Reporter :
The general point-to-point inflation rate reached 5.54 percentage point in September last from 5.49 percentage point in the previous month.
This was revealed Tuesday at the ECNEC meeting based-on the monthly consumer price index placed by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
The BBS data showed that food inflation reached 5.30 percent in September from 5.27 percent in the previous month, while the non-food inflation rate also enhanced slightly to 5.92 percent last month from 5.82 percent in August.
In the rural areas, the general inflation rate slightly went up to 5.41 percent in September from 5.34 percent in August.
In the urban areas, the general inflation rate also slightly increased to 5.80 percent in September from 5.75 percent in August.
The point-to-point national wage index witnessed an upward trend with 6.51 percent in September against 6.43 percent in August.

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