WHY

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BANGLADESH?

Bangladesh, the 37th largest economy and one of the fastest growing economies, remains an untapped digital goldmine at the heart of South Asia.

Gross Exports

U$45 bn

52nd in the world
FY 2020 – 2021

Bangladesh exports are expected to grow by an average annual rate of 10% over the next decade.

Source: UNCTAD, Trading Economies

Forex Reserve

U$46 Bn

Sep 2021

Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Reserves is projected to trend around U$50 Bn by 2022.

Source: Bangladesh Bank Trading Economies

Internet Subscribers

112 Million

9th in the world
Jan 2021

Connectivity has reached its peak, with 106% mobile phone connection (172 Mn) and 65% internet penetration (112 Mn).

Source: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Statista

Gender Gap Index

73%

1st in South Asia

36% of the female population is engaged in the labour market which has contributed much to economic growth.

Source: World Economic Forum

GDP Growth Rate

4.5%

10th in the world
FY 2020 – 2021

Bangladesh recorded an impressive positive annual GDP growth rate despite the global economic crisis due to COVID-19.

Source: Trading Economies, Bangladesh Bank

GDP Per Capita

U$ 2,064

147th in the world
FY 2020 – 2021

Bangladesh’s GDP per capita increased by 500% in the past 20 years.

Source: Statista, World Population Review, Bangladesh Bank
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WHY

INVEST IN

BANGLADESH?

Bangladesh, the 37th largest economy and one of the fastest growing economies, remains an untapped digital goldmine at the heart of South Asia.

Gross Exports

U$45 bn

52nd in the world
FY 2020 – 2021
Source: UNCTAD, Trading Economies

Forex Reserve

U$46 Bn

Sep 2021
Source: Bangladesh Bank Trading Economies

Internet Subscribers

112 Million

9th in the world
Jan 2021
Source: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, Statista

Gender Gap Index

73%

1st in South Asia
Source: World Economic Forum

GDP Growth Rate

4.5%

10th in the world
FY 2020 – 2021
Source: Trading Economies, Bangladesh Bank

GDP Per Capita

U$ 2,064

147th in the world
FY 2020 – 2021
Source: Statista, World Population Review, Bangladesh Bank
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Confidence Testimonials

HSBC: Bangladesh to be 26th largest economy by 2030
Bangladesh is likely to be the biggest mover in the global gross domestic product rankings in 2030, becoming the 26th largest economy in the world from 42nd now. The report -The World in 2030: Long-term projections for 75 countries showed Bangladesh's economy would jump 16 notches, the highest by any country, between 2018 and 2030.
PwC: Bangladesh can become 28th largest economy by 2030
PwC in the Global Annual Review 2020 Report predicted that Bangladesh would be the 28th largest economy by 2030, up from 31st in 2016. It was also reported that Bangladesh has the potential to become the world's 23rd largest economy by 2050, overtaking countries such as Netherlands, Australia, Spain, Thailand and Malaysia.
Goldman Sachs: Bangladesh predicted to be part of the N11
The next eleven, also known as N-11, are the eleven countries that are poised to become the biggest economies in the world in the 21st century, after the BRIC countries. The N-11 was chosen by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc in a 2005 paper exploring the potential of BRIC and the N-11. The next eleven are South Korea, Mexico, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey, and Vietnam.
Bangladeshis will be richer than Indians by 2030, StanChart Bank says
While demographic dividend will be a boon for India, Bangladesh’s investments in health and education should juice productivity, Stanchart says. The 2020s are set to be the Asian decade, with the continent dominating an exclusive list of economies expected to sustain growth rates of around 7%. India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines should all meet that benchmark,.
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HSBC: Bangladesh to be 26th largest economy by 2030
Bangladesh is likely to be the biggest mover in the global gross domestic product rankings in 2030, becoming the 26th largest economy in the world from 42nd now. The report -The World in 2030: Long-term projections for 75 countries showed Bangladesh's economy would jump 16 notches, the highest by any country, between 2018 and 2030.
PwC: Bangladesh can become 28th largest economy by 2030
PwC in the Global Annual Review 2020 Report predicted that Bangladesh would be the 28th largest economy by 2030, up from 31st in 2016. It was also reported that Bangladesh has the potential to become the world's 23rd largest economy by 2050, overtaking countries such as Netherlands, Australia, Spain, Thailand and Malaysia.
Goldman Sachs: Bangladesh predicted to be part of the N11
The next eleven, also known as N-11, are the eleven countries that are poised to become the biggest economies in the world in the 21st century, after the BRIC countries. The N-11 was chosen by Goldman Sachs Group, Inc in a 2005 paper exploring the potential of BRIC and the N-11. The next eleven are South Korea, Mexico, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Turkey, and Vietnam.
Bangladeshis will be richer than Indians by 2030, StanChart Bank says
While demographic dividend will be a boon for India, Bangladesh’s investments in health and education should juice productivity, Stanchart says. The 2020s are set to be the Asian decade, with the continent dominating an exclusive list of economies expected to sustain growth rates of around 7%. India, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines should all meet that benchmark,.
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Location-wise Opportunities

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Export Processing Zones

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