• The Citi group has listed Bangladesh as one of the most growth prospective 11 countries until 2050. The JP Morgan has labelled Bangladesh as one of the "Frontier Five" economies with high potential to become an attractive destination for investment as well. Besides, according to the latest report of the Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Bangladesh will become the 23rd largest economy in the world by 2050 (Bangladesh ranks 38th now).
  • Bangladesh GDP stands at US Dollar 274 billion (2017-18). The service sector accounts for 52% of GDP, the industrial sector 33% and agriculture 14.2%. Bangladesh is a major agricultural producer, particularly in the production of rice (4th), fisheries (3rd), jute (2nd), tea (10th) and tropical fruits (5th). Major industries include textiles, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, steel, electronics, telecommunications, energy, fertilizer, cement, leather, food processing and ceramics.
  • Bangladesh has sustained a GDP growth rate above 6% over the last decade. The central bank reserve is on the rise and it is now over US$ 33 billion (August 2019). The per capita national income of Bangladesh is now US$ 1,909. in 2018, Bangladesh has become eligible to be a developing country. 
  • Bangladesh’s exports amounted to US$ 36.7 billion in the fiscal year 2017–18. About 80% of export earnings came from the textile industry, which is the world’s second largest textile exporter (after China). Remittances from the Bangladeshi diaspora and overseas workers provide foreign exchange earnings, accounting for US$ 15.5 billion in 2018.
  • Bangladesh economy is substantially integrated regionally and globally. Its membership in SAARC, BIMSTEC, BMIC and D-8 and its contiguity with ASEAN bode well for its potential for becoming an economic hub in the region. The duty-free status of Bangladesh in the major markets of EU, Canada, US, Australia and so on makes Bangladesh an ideal place for investment.   
  • FDI inflow to Bangladesh was 3.61 billion USD in 2018.


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