Bangladesh managed to bring in more than 5.0 billion US dollars in export receipts for a third consecutive month in January, beating the expectations of businesses.
Exports increased 5.89 per cent year-on-year to $5.13 billion in January, according to the data released by the Export Promotion Bureau on Thursday.
However, the figure was below the target of $5.25 billion set by the government, falling short by 2.10 per cent, reports bdnews24.com.
Bangladesh earned over $5 billion in November and December, with the December figure of $5.37 billion being the highest in the country’s history.
The country fetched about $32.45 billion in the first seven months of the 2022-23 fiscal year, a 9.81 per cent jump from a year earlier.
Garment owners, whose exports account for the vast majority of Bangladesh’s earnings from abroad, have warned for the past four months that high inflation in Europe and America would cut into their sales.
Combined with the gas and power crisis in Bangladesh, they had expressed fears of a dip in exports in January.
Garment exports rose 14.31 per cent to $27.42 billion in the July-January period from a year earlier, beating the $26.17 billion target, EPB data shows.