Exports increase by 13.5 percent defying second wave of coronavirus
Dhaka, June 5: Defying the second wave of the deadly coronavirus, exports in the country have increased by more than 13.5 percent.
According to an update by the Export Promotion Board (EPB), exporters exported goods worth USD 310.8 crore in May 2021, up 112 per cent from May 2020.
There is one more month left in the current financial year. In the 11 months from July to May of the current financial year, goods worth USD 3,518 crore have been exported. Which is 13.64 percent more than the same period of last financial year.
In these 11 months, jute and jute products worth USD 108 crore have been exported. This income is 33.23 percent more than the same period of the last financial year.
Leather and leather products worth USD 84.6 crore have been exported. The growth in this sector has been 14.43 percent.
Besides, exports of frozen food, agro-processed products, chemical products and plastic products have also increased.
Exports of readymade garments have also increased. From July to May of the current financial year, a total of USD 2,856 crore worth of ready-made garments have been exported. Which is 11 percent more than the same period of the last financial year.
Knitwear worth USD 1,536 crore and woven garments worth USD 1,319 crore have been exported.
Exports of knitwear increased by 20.5 per cent and woven garments by 1.80 per cent.