DHAKA, Sept 6 Bangladesh exports earned $3.3
billion in August, a 20 percent increase from a year earlier,
driven by a surge in shipments, government data showed on
Exports had fallen 3.5 percent to $2.5 billion in July due
to the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy
fasting month of Ramadan.
For July-August, the first two months of the 2016-17
financial year, exports rose 8 percent to $5.8 billion from a
year earlier, the Export Promotion Bureau said.
Readymade garments, comprising knitwear and woven items,
totalled $4.8 billion, up 8 percent from a year ago period.
(Reporting by Ruma Paul; Editing by Robert Birsel)