Dhaka, Oct. 3 -- The country's exports have declined by 6.25 per cent year on year to $3.9 billion in September as the inflow of apparel orders decreased by around 30 per cent amid higher inflation and recession in the major destinations caused by the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.

But the overall earnings from merchandise shipment grew by 13.3 per cent to $12.49 billion in first quarter (July-September) period of the current fiscal year (2022-23), according to the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data released on Sunday.

The data showed that the apparel exports declined by 7.52 per cent in September compared with corresponding period of last year after 13 months of much needed recovery of the export from pandemic and promising growth.