Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021
Tuesday, 22nd June, 2021

Inflation eases further at 5.26% in May

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

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

The decrease of general point to point inflation in May is good news and “We’re happy with that,” he added.

The Planning Minister revealed this while briefing reporters after the day’s ECNEC meeting.

The general point to point inflation rate was 5.56 percentage point in April, 2021.

The BBS data showed that the food inflation declined at 4.87 percent in May from 5.57 percent in the previous month, while the non-food inflation rate, increased slightly to 5.86 percent last month from 5.55 percent in April.

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