DHAKA, March 8 (Reuters) - Bangladesh’s exports in February fell 4.5 percent from a year earlier to $2.7 billion, the Export Promotion Bureau said on Wednesday, 9 percent below the government’s monthly target.
For July-February, the first eight months of the country’s 2016-17 financial year, exports rose 3.2 percent to $22.8 billion from a year earlier, the bureau said.
Shipments of readymade garments, comprising knitwear and woven items, totalled $18.6 billion in July-February, up 2.8 percent from a year earlier.
Exports in the last financial year that ended in June 2016 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 Jacqueline Wong)