“Last year our export amounted to $36.67 bn. And with service sector, it (export volume) was $41.07 bn and we hope that it will hit $60 bn in 2021” Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said Bangladesh is mulling of earning $60 bn from the export sector by 2021, when the country marks the 50th anniversary of its independence. “In 1972-73 fiscal year, Bangladesh’s export volume was of $348 mn, with leather goods, jute products and tea being the major items. Now we’re exporting more than 700 items in 190 countries,” he said. “Last year our export amounted to $36.67 bn. And with service sector, it (export volume) was $41.07 bn and we hope that it will hit $60 bn in 2021,” he further said. As the Chief Guest, Tofail was addressing a conference titled Business Opportunities Seminar, organised by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka recently.