Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Bangladesh’s per capita income surges to $2,824

Published 11:39 pm | May 10, 2022

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Online desk : The country’s per capita income increased by US $233 to $2,824 during FY22, as per a provisional estimate by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS).

Planning Minister MA Mannan disclosed this at a press briefing after the meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) held at the NEC conference room in Dhaka on Tuesday, reports UNB.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting, joining it virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.

“Our per capita income went up to $2,824 or Tk241,470 in FY2021-22 which was $2,591 in the last FY 2020-21,” said Mannan.

The GDP’s provisional estimate was done based on the available data and statistics for 6-7 months of the current FY 2021-22.

As per the estimate, the GDP growth rate is 7.25% in FY22, which was 6.94% in the last fiscal year, said the minister.

The country’s GDP has increased to $465 billion or Tk39,76,500 crore in 2021-22FY from $416 billion Tk35,30,200 crore in FY 2020-21.

Among the three major sectors, the growth rates are 2.20% in the agriculture sector, 10.44% in the industrial sector, and 6.31% in the service sector.

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