GDP growth 7.28% in 2016-17: Govt

Bangladesh has ascertained its growth for the last fiscal at 7.28 percent, highest ever in history of the country’s economy and more than what was targeted.

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal disclosed the updated and finalised statistics in a press briefing held at the planning commission this afternoon.

Previously, the government had determined a primary growth of 7.24 percent. The full and final statistics will be disclosed in detail on Thursday, Minister Kamal said.

Bangladesh government had set a growth target of 7.2 percent for 2016-17 fiscal.

Also, the planning minister disclosed the inflation statistics for September, which stood at 6.04 percent – marginally higher than the 6.02 percent in August.

The inflation statistics included the overall food and non-food items.