Highest Value Bangladeshi Export Products

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Men’s and women’s clothing dominate the 20 highest value Bangladeshi export products in 2017.

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 2017. Shown within brackets is the change in value for each exported product since 2016.

  1. Men’s suits, trousers (not knit or crochet): US$6.2 billion (down -0.8% since 2016)
  2. T-shirts, vests (knit or crochet): $5.9 billion (up 4.5%)
  3. Jerseys, pullovers (knit or crochet): $4.7 billion (up 0.9%)
  4. Women’s clothing (not knit or crochet): $4.1 billion (down -0.4%)
  5. Men’s shirts (not knit or crochet): $2.3 billion (down -11.5%)
  6. Women’s clothing (knit or crochet): $1.9 billion (up 4.6%)
  7. Men’s shirts (knit or crochet): $1 billion (up 11.2%)
  8. Women’s underwear, pajamas (knit or crochet): $871.7 million (up 1.7%)
  9. Women’s shirts (not knit or crochet): $859.8 million (up 0.7%)
  10. Infant clothing (knit or crochet): $832.6 million (up 6.7%)
  11. Men’s coats, jackets (not knit or crochet): $650.6 million (up 17.9%)
  12. Footwear (leather): $629.9 million (up 1%)
  13. Women’s coats, jackets (not knit or crochet): $627.6 million (up 18.4%)
  14. Linens: $586 million (up 8.6%)
  15. Crustaceans (including lobsters): $557.1 million (up 2%)
  16. Men’s underwear, pajamas (knit or crochet): $552.3 million (up 2.1%)
  17. Jute yarn: $531.9 million (up 0.1%)
  18. Men’s suits,trousers (knit or crochet): $512.1 million (up 5.3%)
  19. Garments from special fabric (not knit or crochet): $499.5 million (down -14.9%)
  20. Bras, corsets (not knit or crochet): $483.7 million (up 12%)

Among these product categories, unknitted and non-crocheted women’s coats and jackets posted an 18.4% gain for Bangladeshi export sales year over year.

In second place were unknitted and non-crocheted men’s coats and jackets which grew 17.9%.

Bangladeshi exports of unknitted and non-crocheted bras and corsets went up by 12% since 2016.

Leading the decliners were unknitted and non-crocheted garments from special garments, down -14.9% from 2016 to 2017.

Contemplating all Bangladeshi export goods, the average change was a 1.1% year-over-year uptick.

See also Bangladesh’s Top 10 Imports, Bangladesh’s Top 10 Exports and Top Asian Export Countries

Research Sources:
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database (GDP based on Purchasing Power Parity). Accessed on May 15, 2018

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports and World Population, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 15, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on May 15, 2018