Bangladesh recorded a trade deficit of 145.70 BDT Billion in September of 2018. Balance of Trade in Bangladesh averaged -27.11 BDT Billion from 1976 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 0 BDT Billion in April of 1977 and a record low of -209.80 BDT Billion in May of 2018.

Balance of Trade in Bangladesh is expected to be -120.00 BDT Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Bangladesh to stand at -154.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Bangladesh Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -160.00 BDT Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Bangladesh Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -145.70 -116.60 0.00 -209.80 BDT Billion [+]
Current Account -2694.00 -2341.00 1852.00 -2989.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.60 -0.60 3.70 -4.40 percent [+]
Exports 251.67 215.30 265.00 0.05 BDT Billion [+]
Imports 397.41 331.90 453.21 0.57 BDT Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 86.05 85.89 104.70 80.01 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 0.19 2.39 679.50 -12.72 BDT Billion [+]
Remittances 1239.11 1139.66 1504.98 856.87 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 14.00 14.00 14.00 3.29 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1706.00 1285.00 1726.00 276.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 28.57 26.31 28.57 16.17 USD Billion [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 6.00 1.10 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 6.18 6.48 6.48 4.10 [+]

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Bangladesh Balance of Trade

Bangladesh has been recording sustained trade deficits since 1976 mainly due to a high value of imports. Main imports are petroleum and oil (11 percent of the total imports); food items (11 percent) and textile (10 percent). Main exports mainly ready made garments (80% of exports revenue). This page provides the latest reported value for - Bangladesh Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Bangladesh Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-145.70 -116.60 0.00 -209.80 1976 - 2018 BDT Billion Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 277.00 Oct/18
Australia 2316.00 Oct/18
Brazil 4062.09 Nov/18
Canada -1165.20 Oct/18
China 447.40 Nov/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -4052.00 Oct/18
Germany 18300.00 Oct/18
India -16670.00 Nov/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan -449.26 Oct/18
Mexico -2936.00 Oct/18
Netherlands 4850.00 Oct/18
Russia 19697.00 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 4520.91 Oct/18
South Africa -5549.90 Oct/18
South Korea 5139.00 Nov/18
Spain -3297100.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 2637.00 Oct/18
Turkey -456.10 Oct/18
United Kingdom -3300.00 Oct/18
United States -55488.00 Oct/18


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