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Trade in Bangladesh

Bangladesh was the world’s 51st largest exporter of goods and 78th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $54.70 billion and $8.27 billion USD respectively. Bangladesh’s top export category was Manufactures, followed by Clothing, and Textiles. In 2022, Bangladesh’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to United States, Germany and United Kingdom, with trade representing 33.78 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Bangladesh is the world’s 46th largest importer of goods and 59th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $88.23 billion and $12.16 billion USD respectively in 2022. Bangladesh’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Fuels and mining products and Agricultural products. Leading import partners were China, India and Singapore. Bangladesh is part of 5 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) and Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP).
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

People's Republic of Bangladesh





WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

mixed legal system of mostly English common law and Islamic law



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Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Bangladeshi taka

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Bank Alfalah Limited Bangladesh - Dhaka, Bangladesh - SWIFT: ALFHBDDH

  • Citibank Bangladesh - Dhaka, Bangladesh - SWIFT: CITIBDDX

  • Commercial Bank of Ceylon Ltd Bangladesh - Dhaka, Bangladesh - SWIFT: CCEYBDDH

  • Habib Bank Limited Chittagong - Chittagong, Bangladesh - SWIFT: HABBBDDHOCH

  • Habib Bank Limited Dhaka - Dhaka, Bangladesh - SWIFT: HABBBDDH

  • HSBC Dhaka - Dhaka, Bangladesh - SWIFT: HSBCBDDH

  • The City Bank Limited - Dhaka, Bangladesh  - SWIFT: CIBLBDDHXXX

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Bangladesh Bank

  • SME Foundation

  • Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC)

  • Ministry of Industry: SME policy strategies, SME Advisory Panel, SME Cell

  • Handloom Board

Copyright Offices

  • Copyright Office Bangladesh

  • Ministry of Cultural Affairs

Industrial Property Offices

  • Department of Patents, Designs and Trademarks

  • Ministry of Industries (DPDT)

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Bangladesh WTO-TBT National Enquiry Point
    Phone: +(88) 02 8870278

    Maan Bhaban
    116/A, Tejgaon Industrial Area

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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