Natun Sokal Report : According to the latest data of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the rate of inflation for the month of January eased further to 6.07 per cent from 6.10 per cent in December last year.
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal disclosed this while releasing the monthly consumer price index (CPI) of the BBS at the post ECNEC briefing at the NEC building on Tuesday.
The food inflation also slipped to 4.33 per cent in January from 5.48 per cent in December, 2015, but the non-food inflation witnessed upward mark registering 8.74 per cent from 7.05 per cent in December.
He, however, said plenty in the supply chain of vegetables and other items helped control the food inflation during the period.
On the other hand, the general inflation at urban level slightly increased to 7.53 per cent in January while it was 5.29 per cent at the rural level.
In urban areas, the food inflation also declined to 5.96 per cent in January, down from 7.14 per cent in December. The non-food inflation rate, however, stood at 9.25 per cent in January which was 6.98 per cent in December.
At the rural level, the food inflation also declined to 3.63 per cent, down from 4.76 per cent in the previous month, while the non-food inflation increased to 8.37 per cent in January as against 7.10 per cent in December.