June 5, 2018 / 11:21 AM / in 4 months

Bangladesh exports up 9 pct in May as garment sales surge

DHAKA, June 5 (Reuters) - Bangladesh exports in May rose 9 percent from a year ago to $3.32 billion, driven by an increase in clothing sales, data showed on Tuesday.

From July to May, the first 11 months of the 2017-18 financial year, exports rose 6.7 percent to $33.7 billion from a year earlier, the Export Promotion Bureau said.

Overseas shipments of key readymade garments, comprising knitwear and woven items, totalled $28.13 billion in the July to May period, up 9.8 percent. (Reporting by Ruma Paul; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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