Bangladesh Development Factsheet

GDP growth rate 6.3% for the last two decades
In the FY 2017-18 GDP growth rate was 7.3%.
According to the World Bank & IMF, GDP based on current price in Bangladesh is now US$ 249.72 billion ranking 43rdin the world economy. It was US$ 149.99 billion in 2013 ranking 58 in the world economy, in 5years’ time Bangladesh crossed 15 other national GDPs.
World Bank’s latest estimates (July 2015) of Gross National Income per capita (GNI) shows that Bangladesh, Kenya, Myanmar, and Tajikistan become lower-middle income countries joining the annual incomes of $1,046 to $4,125.
In five years’ time revenue-GDP ratio increased from 10.9% to 14.1%
Export earning US$ 36.7 billion (2017-18)
Investment share in GDP 23.1 % of total GDP (2017-18)
2006 2018
GDP growth rate 5.4% 7.3%
Per capita (PPP) US$ 598 US$ 1751
Foreign Remittances US$ 4.80 billion US$ 15 billion
Foreign Remittances US$ 4.80 billion US$ 15 billion
Foreign Currency Reserve US$ 3.41 billion US$ 33 billion
Inflation rate 7.16% 5.74%
Electricity production 3200 MW 16350MW
Gas production 16 billion cu m 26.82 billion cu m (2015)
Life expectancy 66.5 years 72.7 years
Reduction of national poverty level 41.5 % 22 %
Reduction of Extreme poverty level 24.2 % 13.8 %
Export earnings US$ 10.53 billion US$ 36.7 billion
Food (Grain) production 27.8 million MT 40 million MT
Literacy rate 25 % 72 %
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) US$ 0.79 billion US$ 2.6 billion
Foreign employment created 2,70,000 10,8,130
2009-2018 50 million people graduated from low income to middle income level
Introducing National Web Portal
Granted permission for 32 TV Channel
Creation of Information Commission
Ensured safe water and sanitation for the whole population
Reopened 23 state owned Jute Mills
Present internet users 43 million
Employment created in public sector 7.5 million
Employment created in private sector .5 million
Overseas employment created for 2.5 million
Infant mortality 33 per 1000