Inflation crosses 7.5pc

With prices spiralling in the open market, people wait for fair-price commodities at the TCB trucks in Mohammedpur in the capital city on 12 March 2022.
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The overall inflation has stood at 7.56 per cent in the country in June, according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

The BBS released the latest data on inflation on Tuesday.

Living costs have been increasing in the country over the past couple of months with the rise of commodity prices. Thus, inflation has become a headache for the general people. Economists said actual inflation is higher than the BBS assessment.

According to the BBS data, food inflation rose to 8.37 per cent in the country at the end of June while non-food inflation was at 6.33 per cent.

That means people feel the pressure of inflation most while purchasing food. On the other hand, people living in village bear the burden of inflation more than those who live in the city.

According to the latest BBS data, inflation increased to 8.09 per cent in the rural areas and it stood at 6.62 per cent in urban areas. Food inflation rose to 8.93 per cent in villages and it topped 7 per cent in cities.