Bangladesh recorded a trade deficit of 116.60 BDT Billion in August of 2018. Balance of Trade in Bangladesh averaged -26.88 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 -116.60 -117.10 0.00 -209.80 BDT Billion [+]
Exports 215.30 265.00 265.00 0.05 BDT Billion [+]
Imports 331.90 382.10 453.21 0.57 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 [+]
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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-116.60 -117.10 0.00 -209.80 1976 - 2018 BDT Billion Monthly




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Australia 3017.00 Sep/18
Brazil 6121.36 Oct/18
Canada -416.30 Sep/18
China 340.16 Oct/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -5663.00 Sep/18
Germany 18395.00 Sep/18
India -17130.00 Oct/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan -449.26 Oct/18
Mexico -194.00 Sep/18
Netherlands 4949.00 Sep/18
Russia 18485.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 4520.91 Oct/18
South Africa -2950.00 Sep/18
South Korea 6552.00 Oct/18
Spain -3297100.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 2637.00 Oct/18
Turkey -1869.47 Sep/18
United Kingdom -27.00 Sep/18
United States -54019.00 Sep/18


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