Country Report Bangladesh January 1996 Main report

Economic structure.

Economic structure Latest available figures Economic indicators 1991 1992 1993 GDP at current market prices(b) Tk bn 834.4 906.5 947.9 Real GDP growth(b) % 3.4 4.2 4.5 Consumer price inflation % 7.2 4.3 0.0 Population m (mid-year) 110.3 112.7 115.2 Rice production(b) m tons 17.80 18.27 18.34 Jute production(b) m tons 1.0 1.0 0.9 Exports fob(b) $ m 1,670 1,904 2,138 Imports cif (b) $ m 3,470 3,374 3,984 Current account (b) $ m -149.3 214.0 41.2 Reserves excl gold $ m 1,278.2 1,824.6 2,410.8 Public external debt $ m 11,961 12,224 13,048 Exchange rate (av) Tk:$ 36.60 38.95 39.57 Economic indicators 1994 1995(a) GDP at current market prices(b) Tk bn 1,030.4 1,133.0 Real GDP growth(b) % 4.6 4.8 Consumer price inflation % 3.6 5.2 Population m (mid-year) 117.7 120.3 Rice production(b) m tons 18.40 17.00 Jute production(b) m tons 0.9 0.6 Exports fob(b) $ m 2,450 3,269© Imports cif (b) $ m 4,190 5,838© Current account (b) $ m 280.0 50.0 Reserves excl gold $ m 3,139.0 2,614.0(d) Public external debt $ m n/a n/a Exchange rate (av) Tk:$ 40.21 40.20© January 19, 1996 Tk40.50:$1 % of Origins of gross domestic product 1993/94 total Agriculture 30.4 Manufacturing 9.9 Construction 5.8 Trade 7.9 Transport & communications 12.5 Public administration & defence 5.3 Banking & insurance 2.1 GDP at market prices incl others 100.0 % of Components of gross domestic product 1993/94 total Private consumption 79.1 Public consumption 13.9 Gross capital formation(e) 14.0 Exports of goods & services 12.0 Imports of goods & services -19.0 GDP at market prices 100.0 Principal exports 1994/95 $ m Clothing 1,851.4 Jute goods 339.7 Fisheries products 329.3 Leather 218.0 Fertiliser 77.4 Raw jute 64.0 Principal imports 1994/95 $ m Textiles 1,321.4 Machinery & transport equipment 724.3 Fuels 355.9 Chemicals 344.0 Food 245.9 Iron & steel 206.1 Main destinations of exports 1992/93 % of total USA 36.4 Germany 8.2 UK 7.2 France 5.1 Italy 4.9 Belgium 3.6 Singapore 2.9 Japan 2.7 Main origins of imports 1992/93 % of total South Korea 8.9(f) Hong Kong 7.2 Singapore 7.2 Japan 6.9 India 6.4 China 6.3 USA 5.0 EU 11.9 (a) EIU estimates. (b) Fiscal years ending June 30 of year stated. © Actual. (d) October actual. (e) Includes stockbuilding. (f) 1991/92 figure.

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