Inflation

Consumption stays low for two straight years as inflation bites

According to a provisional estimate of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), consumption of goods and services grew 3.53 percent in 2023-24, up from 2.52 percent in the last fiscal year.

Industrial output growth lowest since pandemic. Here's why

Bangladesh's factory output grew 6.66 percent in the current fiscal year, the slowest pace of expansion since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country, as the stubbornly high inflation hurt domestic demand and the shipment of export-oriented goods slowed.

Even basic items are getting out of reach

Government must address the rising food prices immediately

April food prices cross 10%, highest in five months

According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), food inflation jumped 35 basis points to 10.22 percent last month from 9.87 percent in March. This was the first time in five months that food inflation hit double digits.

Inflation eases but stays above 9% in April

Inflation in Bangladesh fell seven basis points to 9.74 percent in April from a month ago on the back of declining prices of non-food items.

How can we protect the poor from the inflationary pressure?

Inflationary pressure may push some “vulnerable” households below the poverty line.

Hike in power prices / Will there be any respite from inflation?

To many, especially salaried and fixed-income individuals, this means they will have no option but to find ways to cut expenditures to bear increased electricity bills.

The poor’s debt burden gets heavier

The vicious cycle of taking loans to pay bills and then taking another loan to pay off the first loan may continue throughout their lives, with little or no real improvement in their living standards.

Opinion / Hold on, let's talk about price hikes

Consumers hardly feel any sympathy for the downsizing that they have to experience due to price hikes. And all we get is haughtiness all around.

May 23, 2024
May 23, 2024

Consumption stays low for two straight years as inflation bites

According to a provisional estimate of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), consumption of goods and services grew 3.53 percent in 2023-24, up from 2.52 percent in the last fiscal year.

May 22, 2024
May 22, 2024

Industrial output growth lowest since pandemic. Here's why

Bangladesh's factory output grew 6.66 percent in the current fiscal year, the slowest pace of expansion since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country, as the stubbornly high inflation hurt domestic demand and the shipment of export-oriented goods slowed.

May 18, 2024
May 18, 2024

Even basic items are getting out of reach

Government must address the rising food prices immediately

May 14, 2024
May 14, 2024

April food prices cross 10%, highest in five months

According to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), food inflation jumped 35 basis points to 10.22 percent last month from 9.87 percent in March. This was the first time in five months that food inflation hit double digits.

May 13, 2024
May 13, 2024

Inflation eases but stays above 9% in April

Inflation in Bangladesh fell seven basis points to 9.74 percent in April from a month ago on the back of declining prices of non-food items.

May 12, 2024
May 12, 2024

How can we protect the poor from the inflationary pressure?

Inflationary pressure may push some “vulnerable” households below the poverty line.

May 5, 2024
May 5, 2024

Will there be any respite from inflation?

To many, especially salaried and fixed-income individuals, this means they will have no option but to find ways to cut expenditures to bear increased electricity bills.

March 22, 2024
March 22, 2024

The poor’s debt burden gets heavier

The vicious cycle of taking loans to pay bills and then taking another loan to pay off the first loan may continue throughout their lives, with little or no real improvement in their living standards.

March 15, 2024
March 15, 2024

Hold on, let's talk about price hikes

Consumers hardly feel any sympathy for the downsizing that they have to experience due to price hikes. And all we get is haughtiness all around.

March 7, 2024
March 7, 2024

Inflation declines in February

The overall inflation in Bangladesh slid 19 basis points to 9.67 percent in February thanks to a fall in the prices of both food and non-food items, according to sources at the planning ministry.

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