Inflation marked the slightest of decreases in December 2023, resting at 9.41 percent from the 9.48 per-cent recorded in November.
The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) on Sunday released the data for December, which revealed that inflation in December was the lowest in the last eight months, a period through which it has re-mained elevated.
According to the BBS report, food price inflation fell below 10 percent in December irrespective of ru-ral and urban areas, and non-food inflation increased slightly.
Food inflation in December 2023 was 9.58 percent, down from 10.76 percent in November. Food infla-tion was 12.56 percent in October, the highest in nearly 12 years.
BBS secretary Shahnaz Arefin sounded a hopeful note that gradually inflation will keep coming down. She said it would decrease further in January because Aman paddy is harvested in this month.
According to BBS data, point-to-point general inflation in the country was 9.93 percent in October and 9.49 percent in November, remaining almost unchanged at 9.41 percent in December.