DHAKA Oct 10 Bangladesh's exports fell 5.6
percent in September from the same period a year earlier to
$2.24 billion, the Export Promotion Bureau said on Monday, 18
percent below the target.
For July-September, the first quarter of the country's
2016-17 financial year, exports rose 4 percent to $8 billion
from a year earlier, the Export Promotion Bureau said.
Shipments of readymade garments, comprising knitwear and
woven items, totalled $6.66 billion in July-September, up 3.5
percent from the same period the previous year.
Exports in the 2015/16 financial year that ended in June hit
a record $34.24 billion, up 9.7 percent from the previous year,
on the back of stronger garment sales.
(Reporting by Ruma Paul; Editing by Kim Coghill)