Prices of daily commodities at tolerable level: Commerce Minister in Parliament

Prices of daily commodities at tolerable level: Commerce Minister in Parliament
Prices of daily commodities at tolerable level: Commerce Minister in Parliament

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has claimed that due to taking effective measures, the price of other daily commodities including edible oil is stable and at a bearable level.

The Minister of Commerce said this in response to a question from Mujibul Haque, Member of Parliament of the opposition National Party in the National Parliament on Thursday. At this time, he highlighted the various steps taken by the government to keep the prices of daily necessities within the reach of the consumers.

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury presided over the question and answer table at the beginning of the meeting.

In response to the question of Ebadul Karim, member of parliament of the government party, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said that Bangladesh exported goods to 203 countries in the fiscal year 2021-22. Among these, Bangladesh has trade deficit with 91 countries and trade balance with 112 countries is in favor of Bangladesh. In this financial year, the export amount is 60 thousand 971.26 million dollars and the import amount is 82 thousand 500 million US dollars. That is, the trade deficit in the fiscal year 2021-22 is 21 thousand 528.74 million US dollars.

In response to the question of Benazir Ahmed, a member of parliament of the government party, the commerce minister said that the trade deficit with SAARC countries in the fiscal year 2021-22 is 11 thousand 986.98 million US dollars. In this fiscal year, the trade deficit with China is 19 thousand 353.37 million US dollars. The minister said that since September 1, 8930 products (98%) have been granted duty-free quota-free access to the Chinese market due to the efforts of the government. As a result, exports to China will increase and trade deficit will decrease.

(Dhakatimes/September 1/KM)


The article is in Bengali

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