DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh’s foreign exchange reserves hit a record $32.09 billion at the end of December, the central bank said on Tuesday, up $720 million from the previous month.
The reserves were sufficient to cover about nine months’ worth of imports, and are $4.6 billion higher than a year ago.
Steady garment exports and remittances from Bangladeshis working overseas, the key drivers of the country’s more than $200 billion economy, have helped build reserves in recent years.
($1 = 78.70 Taka)
Reporting by Ruma Paul; Editing by Jacqueline Wong