Thirty-one missions out of 57 Bangladesh missions abroad have failed to achieve their respective export target in the first quarter (July-September) period of the current fiscal year (FY18).
The key Bangladesh missions like the ones in Canberra, Ottawa, Tehran, London, Madrid, Washington, New York, Brasilia, Athens, Mexico City, The Hague, have achieved their July-September export targets while some other important missions — Berlin, Yangon, Singapore, New Delhi, Kualalampur, Paris, Moscow, Manila, Jakarta, Lisbon, Vienna, Thimphu, Rabat, Hanoi, Katmandu, Islamabad, Riyadh, Colombo, Beijing, Dubai, Geneva, — have failed to reach their three-month export target.
The overall export earnings for the July-September month period of FY18 amounted to $8,662.73 million against the strategic target of $8,916 million, showing a slight fall of 2.84 percent over the strategic target.
According to the latest statistics provided by the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), of the 57 Bangladesh missions, some 26 missions met their respective export targets set for the July-September period of the current fiscal year.
The 26 well-performing missions abroad are in Canberra, Ottawa, Tehran, London, Madrid, Washington, Athens, Brasilia, Hong Kong, Nairobi, Kuwait, Boirut, Amman, Male, Port Lues, Mexico City, The Hague, Muscat, Manama, Cairo, Seoul, Tripoli, Doha, Pretoria, Tashkent and New York.
Of the 31 missions that could not achieve their targets for July-September, exports still marked a rise for 21 Missions– Berlin, Yangon, Singapore, New Delhi, Kualalampur, Paris, Moscow, Manila, Lisbon, Jakarta, Bagdad, Rome, Warsaw, Stockholm, Thimphu, Hanoi, Rabat, Katmandu, Islamabad, Riyadh and Colombo — over the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.