The rate of inflation in the country came down to 6.11 per cent in December of the current fiscal which was 6.21 per cent in November, according to the latest data of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal today released the monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) at a press conference at the NEC conference room in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar.
Apart from the general inflation, rate of food inflation in national, urban and rural levels also fell in the month.
The non-food inflation, however, in national, urban and rural levels witnessed upward trend.
About rose of non-food inflation, Mustafa Kamal said price hike of imported items has triggered it to registered increased tendency.
In national level, rate of food inflation in December declined to 5.86 per cent from 6.44 per cent in November.
Besides, rate of non-food inflation rose to 6.48 per cent from 5.84 per cent in the previous month.
On the other hand, the rate of inflation in the urban level stood at 6.50 per cent and rural level at 5.89 per cent.
In the rural level, the food inflation stood at 5.78 per cent, down from 6.38 per cent in the previous month, while the non-food inflation increased to 6.12 per cent compared to 5.45 per cent in November.
Besides, in the urban areas the food inflation dropped at 6.07 per cent, down from 6.61 per cent. But, the non-food inflation witnessed an upward trend and it stood at 6.99 per cent as against 6.39 per cent in November.
The national wage index rate witnessed a 10.02 per cent growth in December with 8824.17 point which was 8757.62 point in November.
The average year to year rate of inflation from January, 2014 to December, 2014 also came down to 6.99 per cent compared to 7.60 per cent from January 2013 to December, 2013.