Update May 17, 2021

Dhaka 3-51 am, 04-August, 2021

Per capita income in Bangladesh rises to US$ 2,227

Mirajul Moin Joy

The country’s per capita income has increased to US$ 2,227 (Tk 188,873) from US$ 2,064.

Planning Minister MA Mannan placed the statistics in the virtual Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Tuesday, said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing reporters.

The Prime Minister virtually joined the meeting from her official residence Ganobhaban, while other Cabinet members from the Bangladesh Secretariat.

“Our per capita income has stood at US$ 2,227 in 2020-21 fiscal year. But the previous per capita income was US$ 2064. So, the growth is 9 percent,” said the Cabinet Secretary.

He said the country’s GDP has also increased to Tk 30,87,300 crore from Tk 27,96,358 crore, according to the primary data. “It’s a good achievement,” said the top bureaucrat.

In the meeting, the Prime Minister was greeted on her homecoming day.

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