Govt predicts 7.24pc growth for FY17

Dhaka,  Tue,  22 August 2017
Published : 14 May 2017, 13:33:31 | Updated : 14 May 2017, 14:35:50

Govt predicts 7.24pc growth for FY17

Govt predicts 7.24pc growth for FY17
The government believes economic growth will hit 7.24 per cent, the fastest in the history of Bangladesh, surpassing the expectations of the budget.

The estimates by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics or BBS are based on information from the first ten months of 2016-17 (July-April).

BBS has estimated that Bangladesh’s per capita income will rise to $1,602 by the end of the current fiscal year, up from $1,465 in FY16.

The numbers were revealed by Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday.

“This is the result of our combined efforts,” Hasina said. “These achievements have been possible because of the continuity of governance.”

The final BBS calculation for the previous fiscal year found the growth rate to be 7.11 per cent and the per capita income at $1,465.

After being stuck in the 6 per cent range for nearly a decade, according to, the Bangladesh economy finally surpassed 7 per cent economic growth in 2015-16.

The budget formed last June set a growth target of 7.2 percent for FY 2016-17.

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