Bangladesh has achieved two new billiondollar export markets in the current 2018- 19 financial year in addition to the existing nine such markets. The export earnings from India and Poland topped one billion US dollars in the first 10 months of the FY 19 because of the extraordinary performance of the country’s apparel sector. The export income from India in the July-April period of the FY19 totaled $1.07 bn, 52.98 per cent higher from $701.56 mn posted in the same period of the FY18, while that from Poland in the period grew 29.80 per cent to $1.02 bn from $787.91mn, according to Export Promotion Bureau data.
According to EPB statistics, Bangladesh’s export to India in the 2017-18 financial year fetched $873.27 mn while the earnings from Poland stood at $965.22 mn in the period. The country’s hitherto billion-dollar markets were: The United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Japan.