Inflation in Bangladesh rose to 9.5 percent in August—a rise of 2.02 percentage points—due to rising commodity prices and a record hike in fuel prices, according to state minister for planning Shamsul Alam. Though the price gain spiralled in August, it declined to 9.1 percent in September, he told a business daily. The annual point-to-point inflation in July was 7.48 percent.