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 The trade deficit has dipped in the first quarter of the current year due to low imports amid the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in the country, reports Jamuna TV.
 The import-export deficit has been estimated at $ 230 crore which is 47 percent lower compared to the corresponding period last year. The trade deficit stood at $384 crore in the first quarter of the last year.
This has been revealed by overall transaction balance report of Bangladesh Bank. According to Bangladesh Bank, the country’s export income including the export processing zones has dropped by $969 crore.
On the other hand, the import cost stands at $1173 crore.
 Import of industrial raw material and capital machinery has decreased due to Covid-19 pandemic.