Breaking all the previous records, Bangladesh's gross domestic product (GDP) growth will reach 7.24 percent this fiscal year, reports UNB.
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) came up with the provisional estimate on Sunday attributing encouraging exports and robust agricultural outputs to the record high growth.
The GDP growth was 7.11 percent in the fiscal year (2015-16). The per capita income has risen to $1,602, which was $1,466 in the last fiscal year, said the BBS.
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal at a media briefing on Sunday attributed this year's growth to robust industrial growth.