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Vol. 5 Num 514 Mon. November 07, 2005  
   
Business


Q1 imports up 4pc


First-quarter imports by the country rose over 4 percent to 3.56 billion US dollars in the current fiscal year (2005-06) compared to the same period of previous fiscal.

Bangladesh Bank released the import figures of July-September period yesterday on the basis of the Letters of Credit (L/Cs) opened by the authorised dealer banks.

The value of L/Cs opened for petroleum and petroleum products rose 45 percent, while capital machinery 18 percent, chemical fertiliser 16 percent, textile fabrics and accessories for garment industry 16 percent and yarn 13 percent.