|Trade Opportunities in Bangladesh |
|Bangladesh Country Profile|
|Official Name |
People’s Republic of Bangladesh
|Form of Government |
Parliamentary Form of Government
|Head of State |
|Head of Government |
|Geographical Location |
In South Asia: between 200 34 and 260 38 North Latitude and between 88001 and 920 41 East Longitude Consists of mostly flat fertile alluvial land.
North: India (West Bengal & Meghalaya), West: India (West Bengal), East: India, (Tripura & Assam) and Myanmar, South: Bay of Bengal
147,570 sq km (56,977 sq miles) (Territorial water- 12 nautical miles)
Dhaka (Metropolitan Area 522 sq. kms.)
GMT +6 hours
Tropical; Mild Winter (October to March); Hot, Humid Summer (March to June); Humid- Warm Rainy Monsoon (June to October)
1194 mm to 3454 mm (June- August)
146.1 million (Provisional estimate in 2009-10)
65.6 years (men), 70 years (women), 66.8 (Both)
|Per Capita GDP|
|International dialling code|
Total: 4,246 km (border countries: Myanmar 193 km, India 4,053 km)
Keokradong (Bandarban Hill District) 1,230 m
by occupation: agriculture: 48.4%, industry: 24.3%, services: 14.2%
|Literacy Rate |
95 percent Bengali, 5 percent other dialects. English is widely understood and spoken.
Muslim (88.3%), Hindu (10.5%), Buddhist (0.6%), Christian (0.3%) and Animists and believers in tribal faiths (0.3%).
Rice, bread, fruits, vegetables, pulses, fish, meat and potato
Jute, Tea, Textiles, Ready Made Garments (RMG), Paper, Newsprint, Fertilizer, Leather and Leather Goods, Sugar, Cement, Fish processing, Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Industries, Plastic and Ceramics.
|Major Trading Partners|
USA, EU countries, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, UAE etc.
|Traditional Export Goods|
Raw Jute, Jute Goods, Tea, Leather, and Leather Products etc.
Ready-made garments, Knitwear, Frozen Shrimps, Other Fish products, Jute Carpet, Shoes and other leather goods, Newsprint, Paper, Naphtha, Furnace Oil, Urea, Fruits & Vegetables, Cut Flower, Handicrafts, Jewelries.
Petroleum products, Food Grains, Oil Seeds, Crude Petroleum, Fertilizer, Cement Clinker, Staple Fibers, Yarn, Fabrics, Iron, & Steel, Capital Machineries, Automobiles etc.
|International Airports |
Dhaka International Airport, Dhaka, Shah Amanat International Airport, Chittagong and Osmani International Airport, Sylhet.
Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Cox’s Bazar, Thakurgaon, Syedpur, Rajshahi, Jessore, Barisal and Ishwardi.
Public Sector: Bangladesh Biman, Private Sector: GMG Airlines, Best Air, Royal Bengal and United Airways (BD.) Ltd.
Chittagong and Mongla
|Inland River Ports|
Dhaka, Chandpur, Barisal, Khulna, Bhairab, Naryanganj, Sirajganj.
Benapol, Teknaf, Banglabandha, Sonamasjid, Hili, Darshana, Birol, Burimari, Tamabil, Haluaghat, Akhaura, Bibirbazar and Bhomra.
|Radio Broadcast Station|
Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Sylhet, Comilla, Rangamati and Thakurgaon.
Dhaka, Natore, Chittagong, Brahmanbaria, Patuakhali, Noakhali Bangladesh Television, Chanel I, ATN Bangla, NTV etc.
The Daily Star, The Financial Express, New Age, Prothom alo, Jugantor, Ittefaq, Inquilab etc are some prominent dailies.
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), UNB, Bdnews24.com etc.
Betbunia and Talibabad
October to March
|Exports - partners|
USA 24.4%, Germany 13.5%, UK 9.3%, France 6.3%, Netherlands 6.3%, Italy 3.8%
|Imports - partners|
China 17.7%, India 15%, Singapore 7.3%, Japan 4.9%, Malaysia 4.9%, Australia 2.6%, USA 2.2%, Taiwan 2.5%, Germany 2.2%
Railways: 2,768 km, Roadways: total: 239,226 km, Waterways: 8,370 km
|Seminar & Workshop|
|Jan 25, 2013|
|Jan 18, 2013|
|Dec 28, 2012|
|Jan 15, 2013|
|Jan 14, 2013|
|DBI Training Activities|
|Dec 21, 2012|
|Dec 22, 2012|