Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Reserves

1972 - 2023 | Monthly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Reserves

  • Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Reserves was measured at 26.2 USD bn in May 2023, compared with 27.2 USD bn in the previous month
  • Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Reserves: USD mn data is updated monthly, available from Dec 1972 to May 2023
  • The data reached an all-time high of 44.6 USD bn in Aug 2021 and a record low of 42.5 USD mn in Aug 1974

CEIC calculates monthly Foreign Exchange Reserves from monthly Foreign Exchange Reserves and converts it into USD. Foreign Exchange Reserves is calculated as the sum of Foreign Currency Reserves and Other Reserve Assets. Bangladesh Bank provides Foreign Exchange Reserves in USD. Foreign Exchange Reserves prior to January 2016 is sourced from the International Monetary Fund.


Further information about Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Reserves
  • In the latest reports, Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Reserves equaled 5.8 Months of Import in Apr 2023.
  • Its Money Supply M2 increased 174.2 USD bn YoY in May 2023.
  • Bangladesh Domestic Credit reached 179.6 USD bn in May 2023, representing an increased of 16.4 % YoY.
  • The country's Non Performing Loans Ratio stood at 8.8 % in Mar 2023, compared with the ratio of 8.2 % in the previous quarter.

View Bangladesh's Foreign Exchange Reserves from Dec 1972 to May 2023 in the chart:

Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Reserves

What was Bangladesh's Foreign Exchange Reserves in May 2023?

Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Reserves was measured at 26.2 USD bn in May 2023, compared with 27.2 USD bn in the previous month See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
26,152.4 May 2023 27,193.9 Apr 2023 42.5 Aug 1974 44,622.0 Aug 2021 USD mn monthly Dec 1972 - May 2023

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 5,290.3 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1993 - Apr 2024
Algeria (USD mn) 65,201.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1968 - Apr 2024
Argentina (USD mn) 22,035.3 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2024
Armenia (USD mn) 3,282.3 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 1993 - Mar 2024
Australia (USD mn) 33,622.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 1969 - Apr 2024
Austria (USD mn) 3,126.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2024
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 13,294.2 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 1992 - Mar 2024
Bahrain (USD mn) 4,077.4 Feb 2024 monthly Oct 1965 - Feb 2024
Bangladesh (USD mn) 26,152.4 May 2023 monthly Dec 1972 - May 2023
Belarus (USD mn) 3,070.8 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Apr 2024
Belgium (USD mn) 8,100.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2024
Bolivia (USD mn) 372.4 Jan 2023 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2023
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) 8,752.3 Mar 2024 monthly Aug 1997 - Mar 2024
Botswana (USD mn) 5,165.9 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Apr 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 319,720.3 Apr 2024 monthly Nov 2000 - Apr 2024
Brunei (USD mn) 3,194.9 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2024
Bulgaria (USD mn) 34,979.2 Apr 2024 monthly Sep 2003 - Apr 2024
Cambodia (USD mn) 15,643.0 Jul 2023 monthly Dec 1993 - Jul 2023
Canada (USD mn) 93,627.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jun 1999 - Apr 2024
Chile (USD mn) 39,825.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1982 - Apr 2024
China (USD mn) 3,200,831.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1989 - Apr 2024
Colombia (USD mn) 55,044.5 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Mar 2024
Croatia (USD mn) 28,293.0 Dec 2022 monthly Dec 1992 - Dec 2022
Cyprus (USD mn) 236.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2024
Czech Republic (USD mn) 139,330.5 Apr 2024 monthly Mar 2000 - Apr 2024
Denmark (USD mn) 80,096.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2024
Ecuador (USD mn) 3,852.5 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2024
Egypt (USD mn) 28,890.4 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 2004 - Apr 2024
Estonia (USD mn) 2,065.3 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2024
European Union (USD mn) 293,690.3 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1999 - Apr 2024
Finland (USD mn) 7,919.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
France (USD mn) 28,546.1 Apr 2024 monthly Feb 2004 - Apr 2024
Georgia (USD mn) 3,839.2 Apr 2024 monthly Oct 1995 - Apr 2024
Germany (USD mn) 36,333.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2024
Ghana (USD mn) 3,368.9 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1965 - Jan 2024
Greece (USD mn) 4,031.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2024
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 416,197.0 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - Apr 2024
Hungary (USD mn) 40,465.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2024
Iceland (USD mn) 5,687.8 Apr 2024 monthly Oct 2000 - Apr 2024
India (USD mn) 561,778.0 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 1989 - Apr 2024
Indonesia (USD mn) 121,987.5 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - Apr 2024
Ireland (USD mn) 4,924.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2024
Israel (USD mn) 203,624.2 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 2001 - Apr 2024
Italy (USD mn) 49,277.2 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1999 - Apr 2024
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 0.0 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1962 - Mar 2024
Japan (USD mn) 1,149,316.0 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - Apr 2024
Jordan (USD mn) 13,954.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1958 - Mar 2024
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 14,088.0 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Apr 2024
Kenya (USD mn) 7,340.8 Dec 2023 monthly Dec 2000 - Dec 2023
South Korea (USD mn) 389,456.7 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2024
Kosovo (USD mn) 1,141.5 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 2000 - Apr 2024
Kuwait (USD mn) 43,803.4 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1964 - Apr 2024
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 1,560.1 May 2024 monthly Jul 1995 - May 2024
Laos (USD mn) 1,782.0 Sep 2023 monthly Dec 1988 - Sep 2023
Latvia (USD mn) 3,812.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2024
Lebanon (USD mn) 14,076.1 Jul 2023 monthly Jun 1990 - Jul 2023
Lithuania (USD mn) 4,106.7 Mar 2024 monthly Jun 1993 - Mar 2024
Luxembourg (USD mn) 203.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2024
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 28,437.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jun 1984 - Apr 2024
North Macedonia (USD mn) 4,105.7 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1993 - Apr 2024
Malawi (USD mn) 413.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jun 1965 - Oct 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 103,800.0 May 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - May 2024
Malta (USD mn) 972.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1960 - Apr 2024
Mauritius (USD mn) 5,958.3 Apr 2024 monthly Mar 1960 - Apr 2024
Mexico (USD mn) 193,192.4 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Moldova (USD mn) 5,353.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Mongolia (USD mn) 4,293.4 Feb 2024 monthly Dec 1992 - Feb 2024
Montenegro (USD mn) 1,731.3 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 2002 - Apr 2024
Morocco (USD mn) 31,684.1 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 2001 - Apr 2024
Mozambique (USD mn) 3,596.0 Mar 2024 monthly Mar 1984 - Mar 2024
Myanmar (USD mn) 7,704.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 1950 - Mar 2021
Nepal (USD mn) 12,683.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2024
Netherlands (USD mn) 6,919.0 Apr 2024 monthly Sep 1999 - Apr 2024
New Zealand (USD mn) 15,580.4 Apr 2024 monthly Sep 2005 - Apr 2024
Nigeria (USD mn) 33,217.6 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1960 - Dec 2023
Norway (USD mn) 72,456.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Apr 2024
Oman (USD mn) 15,787.3 Mar 2024 monthly Apr 1970 - Mar 2024
Pakistan (USD mn) 13,750.4 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1959 - Apr 2024
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) 629.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2006 - Apr 2024
Panama (USD mn) 6,188.5 Apr 2024 monthly Oct 1969 - Apr 2024
Paraguay (USD mn) 9,069.4 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2024
Peru (USD mn) 68,559.0 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2024
Philippines (USD mn) 87,915.4 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1960 - Apr 2024
Poland (USD mn) 172,027.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2024
Portugal (USD mn) 5,371.0 Sep 2023 monthly Dec 1999 - Sep 2023
Qatar (USD mn) 42,879.5 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1966 - Apr 2024
Romania (USD mn) 63,193.0 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 2005 - Apr 2024
Russia (USD mn) 393,916.0 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1996 - Apr 2024
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 420,055.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2024
Serbia (USD mn) 23,738.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2024
Singapore (USD mn) 355,748.1 May 2024 monthly Apr 2000 - May 2024
Slovakia (USD mn) 8,531.9 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1999 - Apr 2024
Slovenia (USD mn) 1,138.5 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2024
South Africa (USD mn) 45,817.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2024
Spain (USD mn) 61,587.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1987 - Apr 2024
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 5,389.2 Apr 2024 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2024
Sudan (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2017 monthly Jul 1960 - Dec 2017
Sweden (USD mn) 42,059.0 Apr 2024 monthly Mar 2000 - Apr 2024
Switzerland (USD mn) 787,294.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jun 1999 - Apr 2024
Syria (USD mn) 16,221.1 Jun 2011 monthly Dec 1950 - Jun 2011

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Includes 202 key indicators for Bangladesh, curated by CEIC analysts. Instant access to full history data in excel.
Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.1 2023 yearly 2006 - 2023
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -1,325.727 Jan 2024 monthly Jul 2008 - Jan 2024
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 2,672.203 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 1990 - Apr 2024
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.8 2023 yearly 2006 - 2023
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 23.6 2023 yearly 2010 - 2023
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BDT bn) 7,011.275 2024 yearly 1980 - 2024
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BDT bn) 40,013.238 2029 yearly 2003 - 2029
Forecast: Government Revenue (BDT bn) 9,391.508 2029 yearly 1980 - 2029
Government Revenue & Foreign Grants (BDT mn) 371,010.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jul 2008 - Jan 2024
Government Overall Balance: Excluding Grants (BDT mn) -146,500.000 Jan 2024 monthly Jul 2008 - Jan 2024
Government Debt: Domestic (DO): Net (BDT mn) 4,112,826.000 Feb 2024 monthly Apr 2002 - Feb 2024
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 11.439 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Trade Balance (USD mn) -1,558.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1986 - Mar 2024
Total Exports (USD mn) 3,502.7 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1986 - Mar 2024
Total Exports Growth (%) 7.8 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1987 - Mar 2024
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 12,637.874 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 137,846.047 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 4,004.014 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Imports (USD mn) 5,061.5 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1986 - Mar 2024
Total Imports Growth (%) 3.4 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1987 - Mar 2024
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 102,322.890 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 500,355.292 2022 yearly 1995 - 2022
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 525.057 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1973 - Feb 2024
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 179.064 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1981 - Feb 2024
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 45.730 Feb 2024 monthly Nov 1998 - Feb 2024
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,264.909 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1981 - Feb 2024
Export Price Index (2005-2006=100) 240.500 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Import Price Index (2005-2006=100) 283.380 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Imports: Petroleum Products (BDT mn) 83,484.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1999 - Mar 2024
Imports: Textile and Articles Thereof (BDT mn) 49,458.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1999 - Mar 2024
Imports: Cotton (BDT mn) 39,297.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1999 - Mar 2024
Imports: Yarn (BDT mn) 28,270.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1999 - Mar 2024
Imports: Capital Machinery (BDT mn) 19,096.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2005 - Mar 2024
Terms of Trade Index (2005-2006=100) 87.110 2018 yearly 2007 - 2018
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 0.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 1997 - Dec 2023
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 1,060.4 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1997 - Mar 2024
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.5 2023 yearly 1998 - 2023
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 720.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2003 - Dec 2023
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 2023 yearly 1998 - 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -110.301 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 1997 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.1 2023 yearly 1998 - 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -51.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 1997 - Dec 2023
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -58.938 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 1997 - Dec 2023
External Debt (USD mn) 100,639.4 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 14,231.1 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 3.6 2023 yearly 2012 - 2023
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -21.942 2028 yearly 1980 - 2028
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -90,723.477 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2023
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 9,224.599 2022 yearly 1976 - 2022
BD: BoP: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 229.559 2022 yearly 1976 - 2022
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities: Debt Securities (USD mn) -150.286 2022 yearly 1976 - 2022
BD: IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 125,197.376 2023 yearly 1999 - 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance (USD mn) -2,775.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
Balance of Payment(BoP): USD: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) 808.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Import F.O.B (USD mn) -15,830.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Services (USD mn) -1,135.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 155.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Official Transfers (USD mn) 14.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Credit (USD mn) 1,626.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account (USD mn) 118.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) -1,337.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Private Transfers (PT) (USD mn) 6,041.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) -1,492.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account: Capital Transfers (USD mn) 118.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Export F.O.B (USD mn) 13,055.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (PI) (USD mn) -40.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Debit (USD mn) -2,761.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 720.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) -1,616.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: PT: ow: Workers' Remittances (USD mn) 5,891.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2014 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: FDI: of which net inflow (USD mn) 343.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2015 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: Net Errors & Omissions (USD mn) -431.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 819.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2023
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (BDT mn) -9,979,582.515 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2023
IIP: Liabilities (BDT mn) 13,597,226.790 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2023
IIP: Assets (BDT mn) 3,617,644.275 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2023
Outstanding External Debt as Percentage of GDP (%) 13.730 2023 yearly 1997 - 2023
BD: BOP: Financial Account: Net (USD mn) -17,028.811 2022 yearly 1976 - 2022
BD: BOP: Current Account: Balance (USD mn) -14,369.589 2022 yearly 1976 - 2022
BD: BOP: Current Account: Imports: Goods (USD mn) 81,660.005 2022 yearly 1976 - 2022
BD: BOP: Current Account: Exports: Service (USD mn) 8,270.070 2022 yearly 1976 - 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 9.0 Dec 2023 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2023
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 41,397.736 Mar 2024 monthly Jun 1986 - Mar 2024
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 176,112.900 Mar 2024 monthly Jun 1986 - Mar 2024
M2 Growth (%) 8.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jun 1987 - Mar 2024
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 May 2024 monthly Oct 1999 - May 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 26,152.4 May 2023 monthly Dec 1972 - May 2023
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 4.000 May 2024 monthly Oct 1999 - May 2024
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 3.8 Feb 2024 monthly Jul 1986 - Feb 2024
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 1,070.031 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1972 - Apr 2024
Total Deposits (USD mn) 161,813.045 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 1986 - Mar 2024
Total Deposits Growth (%) 9.7 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 1987 - Mar 2024
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 185,131.7 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1987 - Mar 2024
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 12.1 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1988 - Mar 2024
Total Loans (USD mn) 182,823.064 Mar 2024 monthly Jun 1991 - Mar 2024
Total Loans Growth (%) 11.74 Mar 2024 monthly Jun 1992 - Mar 2024
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 33.11 2023 yearly 1974 - 2023

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