Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS)

MFS users most in Rangpur, survey finds

Rangpur has the highest number of mobile financial services (MFS) accounts among the eight divisions of Bangladesh, with 28.10 percent of its population utilising these services. Barisal follows closely, with 24.26 percent of its residents holding MFS accounts, according to the report on Socio-Economic and Demographic Survey 2023, recently published by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

Onion seeds may get expensive for low yield

Onion seeds are often referred to as “black gold” by farmers in the Rajshahi region due to their dark shade and high market value. This stands true for the fact that when planting ran from October to early December last year, the seeds were sold at an average of Tk 5,000 per maund in the district, some 250 kilometres west of the capital.

Why do our surveys paint different pictures about our progress?

Since key findings of the Bangladesh Sample Vital Statistics 2023 were revealed, there have been many discussions regarding the country's progress on various health and related indicators.

3.77cr suffered food insecurity last year

Around 3.77 crore people experienced moderate to severe food insecurity in 2023, according to a survey by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics.

BBS misses deadline to publish quarterly GDP report

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has missed its December deadline to publish a quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) report, under a move to provide a timely status of the health of the economy.

Rising inequality will be our doom

BBS survey reveals alarming picture of wealth concentration by the rich

Jobless population falls by 3.47% in three months

Bangladesh now has 25 lakh jobless people: BBS

Number of households with internet rises by 9 times in a decade

It hit 43.6% in 2023 from 4.8% in 2013, BBS survey finds

July 19, 2023
July 19, 2023

Child labour rises by 4.5pc in a decade

The National Child Labour Survey 2022 finds

June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023

Cause for frustration for common people

There is not much in it to make us feel better in terms of its focus and measures.

March 18, 2023
March 18, 2023

Living like the poor, paying like the rich

Inflation followed by greedflation followed by shrinkflation – is there no way out of this trap?

February 27, 2023
February 27, 2023

BBS to publish quarterly GDP data from 2024

The state statistics agency will publish the GDP data from the first quarter of 2024

February 24, 2023
February 24, 2023

BBS finally releases Boro output data, nearly to no avail

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) last week finally made public its estimate of the amount of Boro season paddy produced in the country last year, which sadly will come to little effect as farmers will be harvesting this year’s crops within a month or so. 

February 22, 2023
February 22, 2023

Making our public food distribution system work

With the soaring inflation rate in recent times, the importance of effective public food distribution cannot be emphasised enough.

February 5, 2023
February 5, 2023

Per capita income misses estimates

Bangladesh's per capita income stood at $2,793 in fiscal 2021-22 -- $31 lower than the initial estimate as the steep depreciation of the taka messed up the government’s numbers.

December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022

How can we have a Smart Bangladesh with high internet prices?

Digital inclusion still elusive for many citizens

December 28, 2022
December 28, 2022

63.1% of population don't feel the need to use internet: BBS Survey

A total of 97.4 per cent households have mobile phones in the country, but 63.1 per cent of them do not feel the need to use internet, according to the preliminary report of a national survey.

December 26, 2022
December 26, 2022

Devaluing women's unpaid care work is costing us all

Women in Bangladesh spend about 25 percent of their time daily on unpaid care work while men spend 3.3 percent of their time on the same.

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