$ 16b earning from exports in H1 2015

Bangladesh’s total exports in the first half of the current fiscal (July 2015-June 2016) exceeded $16 billion—up eight percent from the same period a year ago, official data showed on Tuesday.

Bangladesh fetched $16,083.90 billion from exports in six months of the current fiscal year, Xinhua cited Import_Export_0-450x252Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data as showing.

The EPB data showed export performance for December was $3.20 billion, 12.66 percent higher than that in the same month a year ago.

Bangladesh export income in the 2014-15 fiscal year (July 2014 – June 2015) grew at a moderate rate of over six percent to $31.21 billion.

The country set its export target in 2015-16 fiscal year at $33.5 billion, including $27.37 billion from ready-made garment products.

IANS | Dhaka