Bangladesh Inflation Rate  1994-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Bangladesh inflation rate eased further to 5.48 percent in August 2018 from 5.51 percent in the previous month. It remains the lowest inflation since April 2017, as prices of food items rose at a softer pace (5.97 percent from 6.18 percent in July). On the other hand, non-food cost went up faster (4.73 percent from 4.49 percent). Inflation rate for urban areas eased to 6.28 percent (from 6.37 percent in the previous month), while consumer prices in rural areas increased slightly faster (5.05 percent from 5.04 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 1.37 percent, following a 1.15 percent gain in July. Inflation Rate in Bangladesh averaged 6.55 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-25 10:15 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.54% 5.57% 5.5%
2018-08-10 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.51% 5.54% 5.7%
2018-10-11 12:00 PM Inflation Rate YoY 5.48% 5.51% 5.8%
2018-10-22 10:25 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.48% 5.4%
2018-11-16 09:05 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.9%
2018-12-18 10:30 AM Inflation Rate YoY 5.7%


Bangladesh Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 5.48 5.51 16.00 -0.03 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 253.07 249.65 253.07 51.99 Index Points [+]
GDP Deflator 219.37 208.44 224.46 126.35 Index Points [+]
Export Prices 182.34 172.09 182.34 78.90 Index Points [+]
Import Prices 211.90 200.37 211.90 89.90 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 1.37 1.15 2.08 -1.44 percent [+]
Food Inflation 5.97 6.18 9.09 3.77 percent [+]
CPI Transportation 229.48 226.60 229.48 131.01 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.48 5.51 16.00 -0.03 1994 - 2018 percent Monthly
2005/06=100, NSA




inflation rate by Country
Country Last
Argentina 40.50 Sep/18
Australia 2.10 Jun/18
Brazil 4.53 Sep/18
Canada 2.20 Sep/18
China 2.50 Sep/18
Euro Area 2.10 Sep/18
France 2.20 Sep/18
Germany 2.30 Sep/18
India 3.77 Sep/18
Indonesia 2.88 Sep/18
Italy 1.40 Sep/18
Japan 1.20 Sep/18
Mexico 5.02 Sep/18
Netherlands 1.90 Sep/18
Russia 3.40 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Aug/18
Singapore 0.70 Aug/18
South Africa 4.90 Aug/18
South Korea 1.90 Sep/18
Spain 2.30 Sep/18
Switzerland 1.00 Sep/18
Turkey 24.52 Sep/18
United Kingdom 2.40 Sep/18
United States 2.30 Sep/18


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