Bangladesh: Economy

Economic Trivia

Although more than half of GDP is generated through the service sector, 45% of Bangladeshis are employed in the agriculture sector with rice as the single-most-important product.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Exported Goods: Data unavailable Top 3 Exported Goods: Apparel: Knit, Apparel: Non Knit, and Textile Articles

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Jute; Cotton; Garments; Paper

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $462 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.014% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $2,948 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 37/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 7.53% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $27,804 million (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 32.5% (2014)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 5.435% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 17.273% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $2,366,161,992 (2013)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 77,609,688 (2013)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 6.8% (2010)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 33.3% (2010)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 59.9% (2010)
Unemployment Rate 4.3% (2013)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $40,135 million (2013)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $29,305 million (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 43.663% (2013)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,502 million (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,351,755,631 (2012)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Bangladesh’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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