DHAKA, June 6 (Reuters) - Bangladesh’s exports rose nearly 1.4 percent in May from a year earlier to $3.07 billion, which was 8.5 percent below the target, the Export Promotion Bureau said on Tuesday.
For July-May, the first 11 months of the country’s 2016-17 financial year, exports rose 3.7 percent to $31.79 billion from a year earlier, 4.7 percent below the target.
For the full year ending on June 30, the export target is $37 billion.
Shipments of readymade garments, comprising knitwear and woven items, totalled $25.62 billion in July-May, up 2.2 percent on year.
Exports in the financial year that ended in June 2016 were a record $34.24 billion, up 9.7 percent from the previous year, on the back of stronger garment sales. (Reporting by Ruma Paul; Editing by Richard Borsuk)