Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

21 lakh people in Bangladesh practise open defecation: BBS

Over 21 lakh people in Bangladesh engage in open defecation in the absence of public toilets, raising the risk of health hazards via the transmission of a wide range of diseases, says a Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics report.

January 4, 2023
January 4, 2023

Internet subscriber base shrinks for fourth month

The internet subscriber base in Bangladesh has been on a downward curve for four months till November last year due to a sharp drop in the number of mobile internet users.

November 19, 2022
November 19, 2022

21 lakh people in Bangladesh practise open defecation: BBS

Over 21 lakh people in Bangladesh engage in open defecation in the absence of public toilets, raising the risk of health hazards via the transmission of a wide range of diseases, says a Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics report.

November 9, 2022
November 9, 2022

Inflation cooling as food prices drop

Inflation bucked the rising trend for the second consecutive month in October, helped by the cooling off of grocery prices.

October 6, 2022
October 6, 2022

Inflation in August highest in 12 years

Bangladesh witnessed a record 9.5 percent inflation in August, the highest in 12 years, due to the adverse effects of fuel price hike, said Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Literacy rate: 5 districts fall far behind the rest

The literacy rates in Jamalpur, Sherpur, Bandarban, Sunamganj and Kurigram are significantly lower than the country’s average.

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.