January 4, 2018 / 10:49 AM / 16 days ago

Bangladesh December exports up 8.4 pct y/y, lifted by garment sales

DHAKA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Bangladesh’s exports in December rose 8.4 percent from a year earlier to $3.35 billion, boosted by stronger garment sales, official data showed on Thursday.

Exports for July through December, the first half of the country’s 2017/2018 financial year, rose 7.15 percent from a year earlier to $17.9 billion, the Export Promotion Bureau said.

Sales of key garments, comprising knitwear and woven items, totalled $14.8 billion in July-December, up 7.75 percent from a year earlier. (Reporting by Ruma Paul; Editing by Richard Borsuk)

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