The general point-to-point inflation rate in December last year eased further as it fell to 8.71 percentage points mainly because of the downtrend in food and non-food inflation.
The general point-to-point inflation rate in November last was 8.85%, according to the monthly consumer price (CPI) index of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).
The point-to-point food inflation came down to 7.91% in December from 8.14% in November.
On the other hand, point-to-point non-food inflation also declined slightly to 9.96% down from 9.98% registered in November.
The BBS data showed that the general point-to-point inflation in the rural areas has slightly declined to 8.86% down from 8.94% in November.
However, the general point-to-point inflation rate in the urban areas also declined to 8.43% down from 8.70 percentage registered in November.
The national wage index rate in December reached 7.03% up from 6.98 percentage points posted in November.