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Per capita income rises to $1,610

  • Published at 08:11 pm November 14th, 2017
  • Last updated at 08:30 pm November 14th, 2017
Per capita income rises to $1,610
The per capita income rose to $1,610 in the FY 2016-17 from $1,465 in the FY 2015-16, according to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). In a provisional calculation in May this year, the BBS expected that the per capita income would stand at $1,602 by the end of the FY 2016-17. But in the final calculation, it stood at $1,610, $8 more from the provisional estimate. Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal disclosed it while briefing journalists in the National Economic Council conference room after a meeting of the Executive Committee of National Economic Council on Tuesday. He said the per capita income had increased as the country's economic growth also witnessed a rise in the FY 2016-17. The size of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) has increased as well, he added.