Exports fetch $3b in April

Exports grew 2.69 percent year-on-year to $3.03 billion in April riding mainly on the higher shipment of apparel items, official data showed yesterday.
Last month’s receipts, however, fell short of the government’s monthly target of $3.08 billion by 1.52 percent.
The overall export of merchandise from Bangladesh also showed a positive trend between July and April, the first 10 months of the current fiscal year.
During the period, export earnings were $33.93 billion, up 11.61 percent year-on-year, data from the Export Promotion Bureau showed.
Readymade garments accounted for 84 percent of the exports: between July and April, garment shipments grew 12.59 percent year-on-year to $28.50 billion.

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