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US$ US$ 0.08mn
FDI inflow during April 2019-December 2020

US$ 10,172.67mn

Value of bilateral trade in 2020-2021

10,391
Overseas Indians living in Bangladesh

US$ 317.5bn Estimated size of the economy in 2019

Skilled

labor cost base is less than the other major cities in Asia

Abundant

supply of natural gas and water and very fertile soil

Transportation

logistics & services, light manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul, clean technologies and biotechnology sectors are good areas for investment

India's Exports and Imports to Bangladesh

Values in US $ Millions

S.No. \Year 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
1 EXPORT 6,451.47 6,034.94 6,820.11 8,614.35 9,210.06
2 %Growth -6.46 13.01 26.31 6.92
3 India’s Total Export 310,338.48 262,291.09 275,852.43 303,526.16 330,078.09
4 %Growth -15.48 5.17 10.03 8.75
5 %Share 2.08 2.3 2.47 2.84 2.79
6 IMPORT 621.37 727.15 701.68 685.65 1,044.80
7 %Growth 17.02 -3.5 -2.29 52.38
8 India’s Total Import 448,033.41 381,007.76 384,357.03 465,580.99 514,078.42
9 %Growth -14.96 0.88 21.13 10.42
10 %Share 0.14 0.19 0.18 0.15 0.2
11 TOTAL TRADE 7,072.84 6,762.09 7,521.79 9,299.99 10,254.86
12 %Growth -4.39 11.23 23.64 10.27
13 India’s Total Trade 758,371.89 643,298.84 660,209.46 769,107.15 844,156.51
14 %Growth -15.17 2.63 16.49 9.76
15 %Share 0.93 1.05 1.14 1.21 1.21
16 TRADE BALANCE 5,830.10 5,307.79 6,118.42 7,928.70 8,165.26
17 India’s Trade Balance -137,694.93 -118,716.67 -108,504.60 -162,054.83 -184,000.33

Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA)

(+880) 2 55007241 / 42 / 43 / 44 / 45

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Prime Minister's Office, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, E-6/B Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Dhaka-1207

High Commission of India, Dhaka

(+880) 2 55067 301 / 302 / 303 / 308

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Plot No. 1-3,
Park Road, Baridhara
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh

Commercial Representative

(+880) 2 55067 329

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Second Secretary (Commerce)

Opportunities

Agricultural exports

    DURUM WHEAT: SEED (100111)
    OTHER DURUM WHEAT EXCL SEED (100119)
    Semi-milled/wholly milled rice, whether or not polished/glazed (100630)

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    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, fat content by wt. not >1.5% (040210)
    Milk in powder/granules/oth. solid form, unsweetened, fat content by wt. >1 … (040221)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Onions & shallots, fresh/chilled (070310)
    OTHER CANE SUGAR: (170114)

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    Chickpeas (garbanzos), dried, shelled, whether or not skinned/split (071320)
    Peas (Pisum sativum), dried, shelled, whether or not skinned/split (071310)

    agriexchange.apeda.gov.in

    Lentils, dried, shelled, whether or not skinned/split (071340)

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Minerals

    Estimated Reserve – Gravel Deposit 2200 million ton

    Estimated Reserve – Hard Rock 115 million ton

     

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    Reserve – White Clay – 255 million tons

    gsb.gov.bd

    Production: Peat – 923,276.080 million ton (2018)

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    Reserve – 25192.8 million tons (estimated)

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    Production – 968.7 billion cubic feet (2017-2018)

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    Production: 18.24 lakh tonnes ( 2018-19 )

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    Reserve: Glass Sand – 5117.25 million tons (estimated)

priority sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from Bangladesh
  • Textile fabrics
  • Capital machinery
  • Dyeing chemicals
India's top export to Bangladesh
  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Pulses
  • Chemical and pharmaceuticals
  • Cereals
  • Vehicles

Bilateral Investors

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