Country Report Bangladesh January 1996 Main report

Appendix: Quarterly indicators of economic activity

Appendix: Quarterly indicators of economic activity 1993 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Qtr Prices: Dhaka Monthly av Consumer prices: 1990=100 111 112 114 change year on year % -2.0 -1.1 2.3 Wholesale: jute(a) $/ton 235.0 228.3 386.7 Money End-Qtr M1, seasonally adj: Tk bn 86.07 88.92 89.87 change year on year % 9.5 16.2 16.2 Foreign trade Qtrly totals Exports fob Tk bn 21.29 25.06 23.50 Imports cif % 47.47 35.96 38.68 Exchange holdings End-Qtr Foreign exchange $ m 2,056.0 2,273.1 2,387.9 Exchange rate Market rate Tk:$ 39.80 39.85 39.85 1994 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr 4 Qtr Prices: Dhaka Monthly av Consumer prices: 1990=100 113 115 116 119 change year on year % 2.8 2.8 3.9 4.4 Wholesale: jute(a) $/ton 362.3 307.7 282.7 230.0 Money End-Qtr M1, seasonally adj: Tk bn 101.63 105.95 108.38 111.94 change year on year % 12.9 23.1 21.9 24.6 Foreign trade Qtrly totals Exports fob Tk bn 21.89 23.44 30.10 31.59 Imports cif % 42.04 46.14 45.92 54.97 Exchange holdings End-Qtr Foreign exchange $ m 2,719.3 2,719.1 2,930.7 3,102.6 Exchange rate Market rate Tk:$ 40.25 40.25 40.25 40.25 1995 1 Qtr 2 Qtr 3 Qtr Prices: Dhaka Monthly av Consumer prices: 1990=100 120 122 n/a change year on year % 6.2 6.3 n/a Wholesale: jute(a) $/ton 256.7 n/a n/a Money End-Qtr M1, seasonally adj: Tk bn 123.95 125.04 129.61(b) change year on year % 22.0 18.0 n/a Foreign trade Qtrly totals Exports fob Tk bn 31.35 30.04 n/a Imports cif % 60.41 38.05© n/a Exchange holdings End-Qtr Foreign exchange $ m 3,258.0 2,979.5 2,492.2(d) Exchange rate Market rate Tk:$ 40.10 40.10 40.25(e) Note. Annual figures of most of the series above will be found in the Country Profile. (a) Raw Bangladesh BWD, fob; Chittagong/Chalna. (b) End-August. © Total for April-May. (d) End-October, 2,460.9. (e) End-October, 40.75.

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