Bangladesh Garments Accessories & Packaging

   Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGAPMEA)

At a glance of Bangladeah

Official Name The People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Location & Borders South Asia. Bordered by India on the East, West and North; on the South lies the Bay of Bengal and a small border stripe lies with Myanmar on the South-East.
Government Parliamentary form of Government headed by Prime Minister
Area/Land 1,47,570 square km/mostly alluvial fertile plain.
Capital Dhaka. Other major cities are Chgittagong, Khulna, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Barisal & Rangpur
Season Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, Late Autumn, Winter & Spring.
Temperature Varies between 12.4ºC to 28.6ºC in Winter and 19.3ºC to 33.5ºC in Summer
Annual Rainfall/Humidity Average 2300 mm/Average 78.5%
Standard Time GMT + 6 Hours
Population/Literacy 166.50 million / 74.68% (in 2019)
Official Language Bangla; English is generally understood and used as a second language
Religion Islam–88.3%, Hinduism–10.5%, Buddhism–0.6% and Christianity–0.3%
Int’l Airport/ Sea Ports Dhaka, Chittagong & Sylhet/ Chittagong & Mongla
Currency/exc. rate US$ 1.00 = Tk 84.60 (varies from time to time)

EURO 1.00 = Tk 102.12 (varies from time to time)

Banking hour Sunday-Thursday (10:00 am-4:00 pm)
GDP/Rate of Growth/Per Capita GDP (US$) US$ 279.64 billion/5.24% (2019-20)/ US$ 1,970
Annual Export/Import US$ 32.830 billion (2019-2020)/ US$ 50.691 billion (2019-2020)
Major Export Items Readymade Garments (Knit & Woven), Garments Accessories & Packaging, Frozen Foods (Shrimps & fish), Leather & Leather Products, Software & IT Services, Jute & Jute Products, Agro-based products, Tea, Ceramics, Textile Fabrics, Home Textile, Chemical Products, Light Engineering Products Including Bicycle, Handicrafts, Ship Building etc.
Major Import Items Oil, Edible Oil, Petroleum, Wheat, Seeds, Fertilizer, Yarn, Various Types of Paper, Thermo Plastic Molding Compound (TPMC), Capital Machinery, Power Generating Machinery, Scientific & Medical Equipment, Iron & Steel Motor Vehicle, Raw Cotton, Chemical etc.
Major Trading Partners USA, EU Countries, China, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Turkey.

(Source : Export Promotion Bureau)