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Bangladesh hits record 7.86% GDP growth

Release Date: September 18, 2018

 

 

Per capita income rises to $1,751, according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

Bangladesh has achieved the highest-ever 7.86% GDP growth in the 2017-18 fiscal year, widely surpassing the estimated growth of 7.65%.

The per capita income has increased to $1,751 in FY2017-18 from $1,610 in the previous fiscal year, according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

The final figure of the country’s economic growth was placed at the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) held in the council’s conference room on Tuesday, reported UNB.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is also the chairperson of Ecnec, chaired the meeting.

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal briefed reporters after the meeting.

He said the GDP size increased to Tk22.5 trillion ($274.11 billion) in FY2017-18, rising from Tk19.76 trillion in FY2016-17.

 

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Source From: Dhaka Tribune

 

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