• Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Inflation falls on low food prices

Star Online Report
This undated file photo shows a grocery at Shantinagar Bazar in Dhaka.
This undated file photo shows a grocery at Shantinagar Bazar in Dhaka.

Inflation dropped 0.13 percentage points to 6.91 percent in August on the back of falling food prices.

The inflation rate was 7.04 percent in July.

Inflation rate on the food items came down to 7.67 percent in August, which was 7.94 percent in the previous month.

Non-food inflation saw a rise of 0.05 percentage points to 5.76 percent last month against July’s 5.71 percent.

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal revealed the data at a press briefing at its office today.

Published: 12:15 pm Thursday, September 04, 2014

Last modified: 10:06 pm Thursday, September 04, 2014

TAGS: Bangladesh inflation Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics Golam Mostafa Kamal

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