Tuesday, December 13, 2011

RMG makers get $66.35m export orders

The country's apparel manufacturers bagged export orders worth US$ 66.35 million in the just concluded annual exposition in Dhaka, organisers said Tuesday. 

At the "BATEXPO 2011", Bangladesh attained orders from international buyers worth $64.77 million as spot orders and $1.58 million as stock lot orders, said Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), at his office in the city. 

Last year, the amount of spot and stock lot orders was worth $63.50 million and $1.50 million respectively.
Orders this year is up by 2.07 percent over those received in the same event last year. 

Mohiuddin was speaking to reporters at a press conference to disclose the outcome of the three-day fair organised by BGMEA at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. 

The "22nd Bangladesh Apparel and Textile Exposition", which concluded on Monday, showcased products and services of local and foreign companies in 146 stalls. 

15,690 visitors visited the fair venue, in addition to 175 foreign buyers and 3,015 representatives, the BGMEA chief said.