Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Govt to miss inflation targets in FY22, next year

The government has set an inflation target of 5.5 per cent for the next fiscal year although the prices of basic commodities are sitting at elevated levels for higher commodities prices globally amid lingering supply chain disruptions and the Russia-Ukraine war.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

Natural disasters 2015-2020: Loss, damage rise tenfold

Household loss and damage due to natural disasters saw nearly tenfold increase in 2015-2020 compared to that in 2009-2014, says a report of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

June 5, 2022
June 5, 2022

Govt to miss inflation targets in FY22, next year

The government has set an inflation target of 5.5 per cent for the next fiscal year although the prices of basic commodities are sitting at elevated levels for higher commodities prices globally amid lingering supply chain disruptions and the Russia-Ukraine war.

May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019

Poverty declining at a slower pace

Poverty continues to decline but at a slower pace since 2010 though the country has recorded more than 6.5 percent economic growth annually during the period, according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics data.

July 5, 2018
July 5, 2018

Supply adequate, yet rice prices up

Rice prices have gone up as millers and traders hiked prices banking on the government decision to raise import duty on the cereal to 28 percent from 2 percent, say market insiders.

November 21, 2017
November 21, 2017

BBS under fire, again

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) is the body the government depends on for data on the various sectors of the economy to make policy decisions.

September 6, 2017
September 6, 2017

Interest on WB funds to double

The cost of funds that Bangladesh gets from the World Bank is likely to double the next fiscal year, thanks to a rise in the country's per capita income.

July 23, 2017
July 23, 2017

Early marriage even earlier

Over the last five years, more women got married at a younger age while men's average age of marriage kept going up. Last year, women's average age of marriage was 18.8 years, dropping from 19.3 in 2012. During the period, that for men rose to 26.3 from 24.7.

April 12, 2016
April 12, 2016

7.05 % GDP target ‘imaginary’: BNP

Terming the facts claimed by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) about the country’s national income and gross domestic product as “confusing”, BNP alleges that the government is “misleading” people with this information in a bid to hang on to power.

September 20, 2015
September 20, 2015

Europe’s dilemma is a stark closer to Asia

Persecuted Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar and thousands of Bangladeshi nationals have undertaken perilous journeys across the Andaman Sea to reach countries in Southeast Asia.

July 10, 2015
July 10, 2015

Mixed fruit salad sweet and sour

Lately, three exceptional pieces of news must have grabbed your attention, even sprung pleasant surprises at you, not without a 'toxic' bit lacing them.