Export performance of Bangladesh missions abroad is on the rise with 28 missions achieving the export target and 21 registering export growth in July-June period of the fiscal 2020-2021 (FY21) compared to the corresponding period of FY20.
The well-performing 28 missions are Canberra, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Moscow, Dubai, Vienna, Copenhagen, Thimphu, Cairo, Amman, Nairobi, Tashkent, Warsaw, Port Louis, Rabat, Kathmandu, Hanoi, Islamabad, Kuwait, Doha, Addis Ababa, Abuja, Bucharest, Jakarta, Pretoria, Darussalam, Colombo and Tripoli, according to the latest statistics of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).
Out of the 33 missions, 21 missions-Ottawa, Seoul, Washington, Berlin, Beijing, Paris, New Delhi, Yangon, London, Madrid, Geneva, Baghdad, Bangkok, Male, The Hague, Algeria, Hong Kong, Rome, Muscat, Stockholm and Ankara registered export growth during the period of FY21 compared to the corresponding period of FY20, said the EPB.
"Overall export earnings of 61 missions in July-June period of the just-concluded FY21 were US$38191.43 million, which was 98.54 percent of national export income. Our missions were also performing better in promoting the exports," said an EPB official.
Export growth of the remaining 12 missions was lower than that in the corresponding period of FY20.
The missions were Brussels, Tehran, Tokyo, Manama, Brasilia, Athens, Beirut, Mexico City, Lisbon, Manila, Riyadh and New York.
The data also revealed that five achieved their export targets out of the 19 missions having commercial wings while export growth of 11 wings was higher than that in the same period of FY20.
The commercial wings, which achieved their respective export targets, were Canberra, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Moscow and Dubai.
The 11 commercial wings, which had higher export earnings than that in the corresponding period of the previous FY20, were Ottawa, Berlin, Seoul, Beijing, Paris, New Delhi, Yangon, London, Madrid, Geneva and Washington.
The export growth of only commercial wings-Brussels, Tehran and Tokyo-was lower than that in the corresponding period of the previous FY20.
Talking to Bangladesh Post, a foreign ministry official said the government has already set out a strategy for the country's missions abroad to boost exports.
He said coordination has already intensified among the missions and other concerned departments to achieve the export targets.