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Exports hit $22.83b in 8 months

Staff Correspondent     9th March, 2017 12:56:52 printer

Exports hit $22.83b in 8 months

Bangladesh fetched $22.83 billion from exports in the first eight months of the current 2016-17 fiscal, according to latest official figures.

 

The amount is 3.22 percent higher than $22.13 billion earned during the same period last year, according to Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data.

 

The readymade garment sector contributed a large portion of the total export income. Earnings from knitwear exports stood at $9.08 billion during the July-February period of the current fiscal year, posting a 5.01 percent year-on-year growth.

Woven garments export grew by 0.83 percent compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal to $9.56 billion.

 

EPB data also show that other major export items including jute and jute goods and leather and leather products had also performed well during the July-February period.


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