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BBS data show GDP growth 7.28pc, per capita income $1,610

| Updated: November 15, 2017 17:42:36

GDP growth 7.28pc, per capita income $1,610

The Bangladesh economy has recorded 7.28 per cent growth in the 2016-17 financial year (FY), a 0.04 percentage points up from the provisional data which was released six months ago.

Official data released by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) have showed on Tuesday that the per capita income (gross national income-GNI) of the country has also risen by $8.0 to $1610 in the final calculation from that of the provisional estimation of $1602.

Earlier, the BBS unveiled the provisional macro-economic data of last fiscal on May 15 this year.

The final BBS calculation shows that the GDP growth at constant price has swelled by 0.14 percentage points to 7.28 per cent in the last FY2017 from 7.11 per cent in the previous FY 2016.

The per capita income (GNI) of the people has also boosted impressively by $145 to $1,610 in the last FY 2017 from $1,465 in the previous FY 2016.

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal disclosed the final GDP data calculated by the BBS after the scheduled meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) in Dhaka.

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