Per capita income rises to $1,751

GDP growth reaches 7.86pc

FE Online Report | Published: September 18, 2018 18:58:46 | Updated: September 21, 2018 11:02:26

The per capita income rose to $1,751 in the last fiscal year 2017-18 (FY18) from $1,610 in the FY17.

The rise in per head Gross National Income (GNI) in FY18 is 8.80 per cent higher than that of FY17.

However, per head GNI marked a dip of $1.0 from the provisional estimation of $1,752 made by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) in May of FY18 .

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal unveiled the data at the Planning Commission in the city on Tuesday.

The BBS also unveiled the GDP growth of the country which finally stood at 7.86 per cent in the last fiscal year from the preliminary estimation of 7.65 per cent.

The national statistical body usually unveiled a preliminary estimation of the per capita income and gross domestic product (GDP) size of the economy based on the data available from the first three quarters (July-March).

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