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Inflation eases further to 5.26% in May

  • Published at 05:50 pm June 8th, 2021
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The general point-to-point inflation rate was 5.56% in April this year

The general point-to-point inflation rate declined slightly last month as it came down by 0.30 percentage points to 5.26%.

“The general point-to-point inflation rate in May last came down by 0.30 percentage point to 5.26%,” said Planning Minister MA Mannan on Tuesday.

The decrease of general point-to-point inflation in May is good news and the government is happy with that, he added.

The planning minister revealed this while briefing reporters after the day’s Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) meeting.

The general point-to-point inflation rate was 5.56% in April this year.

Data by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) showed that the food inflation declined to 4.87% in May from 5.57% in the previous month, while the non-food inflation rate increased slightly to 5.86% last month from 5.55% in April.