May 20, 2013 | 12:08 PM (BD Time)
20 May, 2013 Monday
Export from EPZs rises by 13.88pc
. BSS, Dhaka
Exports from the country's export processing zones (EPZs) witnessed a 13.88 percent growth in the just concluded financial year 2011-12 as industries in the EPZs exported goods worth US$4.21 billion, up by $0.51 billion from $3.7 billion of the FY 2010-11.
In the FY 2011-12, actual invest in EPZs has also been increased to $339.26 million from $313.23 million of the FY 2010-11, according to the statistics of Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA).
During the last three years, the export growth in the EPZs was 51.68 percent as enterprises of these economic enclaves exported goods worth $ 10,730.96 million which was 7,074.95 million during 2006-2009.
During 2009-2012, the actual investment in the EPZs was $874.48 million, which was 45.12 percent or 271.9 million higher from the previous three years (2006-2009) investment of $602.58 million.
Over 3, 40,507 people have been employed in the EPZs and of them, 64 percent is female.
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