DHAKA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's export income in the first seven months of the current 2012-13 fiscal year (July 2012 to June 2013) surged nearly 9 percent to over 15.15 billion U.S. dollars with readymade garments as the key performer, an official said Monday.
The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) official, who preferred to be unnamed, told Xinhua that the South Asian country earned a total of 15,154.01 million U.S. dollars from exports during July-January compared to 13,924.47 million U.S. dollars in the same period a year earlier.
Quoting the EPB data, the official said export performance for January was 2,554.28 million U.S. dollars, 18.81 percent higher than that in the same month a year ago.
He said readymade garment exports from Bangladesh grew by about 10 percent to 12, 039.55 million U.S. dollars in the first seven months of the current 2012-13 fiscal year.
Bangladesh set its export target in 2012-13 fiscal year at 28 billion U.S. dollars including about 20 billion U.S. dollars from readymade garment products.