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Export earnings post 10.58pc growth in July-Dec

Published : 02 Jan 2023 09:39 PM | Updated : 03 Jan 2023 05:25 PM

The country's overall export earnings have bounced back from the global uncertainties as it posted a growth of 10.58 percent during the first half (July-December) period of the current fiscal year (FY23) compared to the same period of the last fiscal.

The export earnings during the first half of the current fiscal year totaled $27,311.26 million against $24,698.55 million during the same period of the last fiscal year (FY22).

According to the latest statistics of the export promotion bureau (EPB), the single-month exports witnessed a record $5,365.19 million, a single-month historic high of Bangladesh.

The previous earning record was $5.09 billion in November last year. The single-month export earnings in December last year were $4,907.68 million.

The EPB data showed that as usual the RMG represents the bulk of the earnings during this six-month period with $22,996.69 million having a growth of 15.56 percent.

Out of that amount, the highest $12,659.68 million came from knitwear while $10,337.01 million came from woven garment with a growth of 18.29 percent.

Apart from RMG, the exporters bagged $748.29 million from primary commodities, $501.91 million from agricultural products, $155.64 million from chemical products, $100.17 million from plastic products, $637.29 million from leather and leather products, $485.88 million from jute and jute-made goods, $120.76 million from specialized textiles, $601.26 million from home textiles, $261.09 million from engineering products.

The overall export earnings target in this fiscal is $58 billion.

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