Bangladesh exports rise 4.7 percent

Dhaka, Sep 9 (IANS) Bangladesh’s income from exports in the first two months of the 2015-16 fiscal grew 4.71 percent to nearly $5.38 billion, an official said on Wednesday.

The south Asian nation earned a total of $5.38 billion from exports during July-August of 2015-16 fiscal compared to $5.14 billion in the same period of the previous year, Xinhua quoted the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) official as saying.

The official said export performance for August was $2.76 billion — 27.73 percent higher than that in the same month a year ago.

Overall export growth dipped to single digit as demand for Made in Bangladesh garment items had not begun to pick up yet.

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