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Exports hit record $5.36b in December

Staff Correspondent
02 Jan 2023 13:05:42 | Update: 02 Jan 2023 17:28:49
Exports hit record $5.36b in December
File photo of the Chattogram port — Shamsul Haque Ripon

Bangladesh witnessed the highest-ever export earnings of $5.36 billion in December last year braving a global economic crisis.

The export earnings, which surpassed the $5 billion milestone for the second consecutive month, saw a 9.33 per cent growth year-on-year, according to the latest Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data released on Monday.

In December 2021, Bangladesh earned $4.90 billion through exports.

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In the first six months (July-December) of the ongoing FY2022-23, the country saw 10.58 per cent growth by exporting goods worth $27.31 billion. The amount was $24.69 billion in the same period of FY2021-22.

For the first time, the country exported $5.09 billion worth of goods in November last year with 26.01 per cent growth year-on-year.