Source
Central bank

Bangladesh Bank

International Reserves

US$ 18.088 billion (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 160 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

350 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
5.8% 6.1% 6.3% 6.5% 6.3% 6.0% 5.9% 6.4%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
6.5% 6.1% 5.8% 6.0%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 1,015 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$2,216 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.24% 0.25% 0.27% 0.34% 0.38%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 17.2% 
  • industry: 28.9% 
  • services: 53.9% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014
10.7% 6.2% 7.5% 7.3%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
41.0% 42.2% 41.8% 39.7% 38.7%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-3.1% -4.1% -3.4% -4.0% -3.8%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: BB-

Moody's rating: Ba3

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2011* 2012 2014**
US$23.55 billion US$17.48 billion US$NA

*2011  Estimate   **2014  Estimate

Largest companies in Bangladesh

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ 0.737 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

0.46% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

22.8% (2013)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.14% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.03% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$26.910 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

garments, knitwear, agricultural products, frozen food (fish and seafood), jute and jute goods, leather

Total imports

US$32.940 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and equipment, chemicals, iron and steel, textiles, foodstuffs, petroleum products, cement

Exports - major partners

US 18.7%, Germany 15.8%, UK 10.2%, France 6.2%, Spain 4.6%, Canada 4.3%, Italy 4% (2013 est.)

Imports - major partners

China 21.7%, India 16.3%, Malaysia 5.2%, Republic of Korea 4.5%, Japan 4.1% (2013 est.)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 1,136 million US$ 1,293 million US$ 1,599 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 13 million US$ 53 million US$ 32million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 1 million 0 0 0
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 130 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 74 out of 189 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 185 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 177 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 86 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 22 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 130 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 100 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 93 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 189 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 119 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

109

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 131 Score: 54.1 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+6

Total area

143,998 sq km

Capital

Dhaka

Currency

taka (BDT)

Government type

parliamentary democracy

Languages

Bangla (official, also known as Bengali), English

Religions

Muslim 89.5%, Hindu 9.6%, other 0.9% (2004)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
107.386 million 132.383 million 151.125 million 157.918 million 166.27 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
5.1% 15% 24% 33%
Population median age

24.3 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

1.6% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

70.65 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

57.7% (2011 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

76.5% (2010)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

32.1 (2010)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 3
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 0.7%   Mobile 67.1%
(2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)
 

Internet users as % of total population

6.50% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Dhaka 117th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.4 (2010)

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