Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) fell to 35.3% in Bangladesh in 2017

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Bangladesh | March 11, 2019
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Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 35.3 % in 2017 in Bangladesh, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 6.98 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Bangladesh reached an all time high of 48.1 % in 2012 and an all time low of 11.0 % in 1975. When compared to Bangladesh's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Bhutan amounted to 74.0 %, 37.8 % in China and 40.6 % in India in 2017.

Bangladesh has been ranked 133rd within the group of 139 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 29 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.

Foreign Trade (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bangladesh % 47.4% 48.1% 46.3% 44.5% 42.1%
Bhutan % 112% 102% 103% 93.6% 96.4%
China % 50.6% 48.1% 46.6% 44.9% 39.5%
India % 55.6% 55.8% 53.8% 48.9% 41.9%
Japan % 30.4% 30.6% 34.1% 37.5% 35.6%
Laos % 91.7% 98.2% 98.2% 99.1% 85.8%
Myanmar % 0.200% 22.4% 38.6% 42.3% 47.4%
Nepal % 41.8% 43.7% 48.1% 52.3% 53.1%
Pakistan % 32.9% 32.8% 33.3% 30.9% 27.7%
Russia % 47.9% 47.1% 46.2% 47.7% 49.3%
Sri Lanka % 55.0% 51.5% 49.3% 50.3% 49.6%
Thailand % 140% 138% 133% 132% 126%
USA % 30.8% 30.6% 30.0% 30.0% 27.7%