Muhith says per capita income rises to $1466

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Dhaka, June 12: Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Sunday said as per a preliminary account of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the per capita income in the current fiscal has been increased to $1466, which is 11.4 percent more than the previous fiscal year.

The Minister informed this to the Jatiya Sangsad (National Parliament) while responding to a query of lawmaker Didarul Alam .

Muhith said the GDP growth rate in the current fiscal (2015-16) year stood at 7.05 per cent.

“According to the preliminary account, the GDP growth rate in the current fiscal year has been stood at 7.05 per cent,” the finance minister said.

The finance minister said the GDP growth rate in 2014-15 fiscal was 6.55 per cent.

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