The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh edged higher to 6.29 percent in April of 2022 from 6.22 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since October of 2020, driven by prices of non-food items (6.39 percent vs 6.04 percent in March). Meanwhile, prices slowed a bit for food items (6.24 percent vs 6.34 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.73 percent, after a 0.62 percent increase in the prior month. source: Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Inflation Rate in Bangladesh averaged 6.33 percent from 1994 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 12.72 percent in December of 1998 and a record low of -0.03 percent in December of 1996. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2022.

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. In the long-term, the Bangladesh Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 5.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Bangladesh Inflation Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-04-21 10:00 AM Mar 6.22% 6.17% 6.1%
2022-05-23 09:30 AM Apr 6.29% 6.22% 6.2%
2022-06-14 10:00 AM May 6.29%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Inflation Rate 6.29 6.22 percent Apr 2022
Consumer Price Index CPI 312.38 310.12 points Apr 2022
GDP Deflator 249.42 240.29 points Dec 2021
Producer Prices 2180.00 2082.00 points Jun 2006
Inflation Rate Mom 0.73 0.62 percent Apr 2022
Food Inflation 6.20 6.30 percent Apr 2022
CPI Transportation 319.82 317.88 points Apr 2022

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).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.29 6.22 12.72 -0.03 1994 - 2022 percent Monthly
2005/06=100, NSA

News Stream
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Ticks Up to 6.29% in April
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh edged higher to 6.29 percent in April of 2022 from 6.22 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since October of 2020, driven by prices of non-food items (6.39 percent vs 6.04 percent in March). Meanwhile, prices slowed a bit for food items (6.24 percent vs 6.34 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.73 percent, after a 0.62 percent increase in the prior month.
2022-05-23
Bangladesh Inflation Rate Ticks Up to 6.22% in March
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh edged higher to 6.22 percent in March of 2022 from 6.17 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since October of 2020, driven by prices of food items (6.34 percent vs 6.22 percent in February). Meanwhile, prices slowed a bit for non-food items (6.04 percent vs 6.10 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.62 percent, after a 0.39 percent increase in the prior month.
2022-04-21
Bangladesh Inflation Rate at 17-Month High
The annual inflation rate in Bangladesh rose to 6.17 percent in February of 2022 from 5.86 percent in the previous month. It was the highest inflation rate since October of 2020, driven by prices of food items (6.2 percent vs 5.6 percent in January). Meanwhile, prices advanced at a softer rate for non-food items (6.1 percent vs 6.3 percent). On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.39 percent, slowing from a 0.72 percent rise in the previous month.
2022-03-21