GDP growth breaks all records in FY 17

Its good news for the nation: Bangladesh broke all records to register 7.28 per cent GDP growth in the last fiscal year (FY 2016/17). Economists say the growth rate was very impressive, though there are a few questions regarding the major indicators, such as remittances, private sector investments, and slow export growth, which were not positive.

The per-capita income of Bangladesh reached USD 1,610 in the last fiscal year, according to the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistic (BBS), which revealed the final estimate of the gross domestic product for FY 201617.

It was estimated to be USD 1,602 in the provisional report of the yearly economic survey for the last fiscal year before the placement of the national budget proposal of the current fiscal year in Parliament in June this year.

The GDP growth finally stood at 7.28 per cent in the last fiscal year, said Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while briefing reporters after the Executive Committee of the

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