Chittagong port

Chittagong port of Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh overall trade deficit reached nearly $4.0 billion in the first quarter (Q1) of this fiscal year due mainly to higher import payments than lower export receipts.

The gap in the country’s trade with the rest of the world rose to $3.85 billion in the July-September period of fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 from $3.65 billion in the same period of FY 18.

The deficit registered 5.53 per cent growth during the period under review, according to the central bank’s latest statistics.

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