Highest Value Bangladeshi Export Products

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Men’s and women’s clothing dominate the 20 highest value Bangladeshi export products in 2016.

The most valuable Bangladeshi exports also include footwear and infant clothing. Linens and special fabric clothing are other areas where Bangladesh has demonstrated competitive strengths in international trade.

The following list shows on which product categories Bangladeshi exporters generated the most revenue. Unlike most information currently available on the web, the items below are detailed at the 4-digit tariff code level.

This level of granularity can help entrepreneurs identify more precisely which products for which Bangladesh enjoys strong demand and competitive advantages compared with other nations. Innovation can transform these insights into lucrative business opportunities.

Highest Value Bangladeshi Export Products

Below are the 20 highest value export products delivered to Bangladesh’s international customers in 2016. Shown within brackets is the change in value for each exported product since 2009.

  1. Men’s suits, trousers (not knit or crochet): US$6.2 billion (up 108.9% since 2009)
  2. T-shirts, vests (knit or crochet): $5.6 billion (up 79.2%)
  3. Jerseys, pullovers (knit or crochet): $4.6 billion (up 151.5%)
  4. Women’s clothing (not knit or crochet): $4.2 billion (up 219.5%)
  5. Men’s shirts (not knit or crochet): $2.5 billion (up 165.8%)
  6. Women’s clothing (knit or crochet): $1.8 billion (up 765.3%)
  7. Men’s shirts (knit or crochet): $919.4 million (up 118.2%)
  8. Women’s shirts (not knit or crochet): $850.7 million (up 279.8%)
  9. Women’s underwear, pajamas (knit or crochet): $850.7 million (up 328.8%)
  10. Infant clothing (knit or crochet): $763.3 million (up 1,494%)
  11. Footwear (leather): $616.4 million (up 337.4%)
  12. Garments from special fabric (not knit or crochet): $581.9 million (up 9,894%)
  13. Crustaceans (including lobsters): $545.1 million (up 71.2%)
  14. Men’s coats, jackets (not knit or crochet): $544.3 million (up 932.2%)
  15. Men’s underwear, pajamas (knit or crochet): $538.2 million (up 363.3%)
  16. Linens: $533.1 million (up 97.4%)
  17. Women’s coats, jackets (not knit or crochet): $521.3 million (up 2,537%)
  18. Men’s suits,trousers (knit or crochet): $474.4 million (up 57.7%)
  19. Jute yarn $466.5 million (up 79.5%)
  20. Bras, corsets (not knit or crochet): $428.6 million (up 376.9%)

Among these product categories, garments made from special fabric (not knit or crochet) posted a 9,894% spike in export sales from 2009 to 2016.

In second place were exported women’s coats and jackets (not knit or crochet) which grew 2,537% over the same 7-year period.

Bangladeshi exports of knit or crochet infant clothing also showed an impressive gain in 2016 up by 1,494% since 2009, followed by higher export sales of men’s coats and jackets via a 932.2% improvement.

See also Bangladesh’s Top 10 Imports, Bangladesh’s Top 10 Exports, Top Asian Export Countries and Highest Value Bangladeshi Import Products

Research Sources:
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database (GDP based on Purchasing Power Parity). Accessed on April 24, 2017

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports and World Population, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on April 24, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on April 24, 2017