Bangladesh Trade Balance

1986 - 2024 | Monthly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Bangladesh's Trade Balance

  • Bangladesh's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 1.6 USD bn in Mar 2024, compared with a deficit of 1.4 USD bn in the previous month
  • Bangladesh's Trade Balance data is updated monthly, available from Jul 1986 to Mar 2024, with an averaged value of -427.8 USD mn
  • The data reached an all-time high of 14.6 USD mn in Mar 1987 and a record low of -3.6 USD bn in Dec 2021
CEIC converts monthly Trade Balance into USD. Bangladesh Bank provides Trade Balance in local currency. Bangladesh Bank average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions.

Further information about Bangladesh's Trade Balance

  • In the latest reports, Bangladesh's Total Exports reached 3.1 USD bn in Feb 2024, an increase of 10.4% YoY (year-on-year)
  • Total Imports recorded 5.1 USD bn in Mar 2024, an increase of 10.4% YoY (year-on-year)

View Bangladesh's Trade Balance from Jul 1986 to Mar 2024 in the chart:

Bangladesh Trade Balance

What was Bangladesh's Trade Balance in Mar 2024?

Bangladesh's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 1.6 USD bn in Mar 2024, compared with a deficit of 1.4 USD bn in the previous month See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-1,558.9 Mar 2024 -1,381.2 Feb 2024 -3,626.7 Dec 2021 14.6 Mar 1987 USD mn monthly Jul 1986 - Mar 2024

Trade Balance by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -432.7 Apr 2024 monthly Oct 1998 - Apr 2024
Algeria (USD mn) -274.8 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 1,539.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1991 - Apr 2024
Armenia (USD mn) 122.6 Mar 2024 monthly Nov 1995 - Mar 2024
Australia (USD mn) 4,260.1 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 1971 - Apr 2024
Austria (USD mn) 1,275.4 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2024
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 431.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Bahrain (USD mn) 4,501.7 2023 yearly 1966 - 2023
Bangladesh (USD mn) -1,558.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1986 - Mar 2024
Belarus (USD mn) -134.2 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2024
Belgium (USD mn) 2,411.2 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2024
Bolivia (USD mn) -47.7 Apr 2024 monthly Oct 1994 - Apr 2024
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -576.9 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Botswana (USD mn) -180.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2024
Brazil (USD mn) 8,534.4 May 2024 monthly Jan 1959 - May 2024
Brunei (USD mn) 407.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2010 - Mar 2024
Bulgaria (USD mn) -711.1 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2024
Cambodia (USD mn) -671.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jun 2013 - Apr 2024
Canada (USD mn) -765.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1988 - Apr 2024
Chile (USD mn) 1,597.6 May 2024 monthly Jan 1968 - May 2024
China (USD mn) 82,622.1 May 2024 monthly Jan 1992 - May 2024
Colombia (USD mn) -926.5 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1958 - Mar 2024
Croatia (USD mn) -1,746.1 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2024
Cyprus (USD mn) -596.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2024
Czech Republic (USD mn) 3,303.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2024
Denmark (USD mn) 821.7 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2024
Ecuador (USD mn) 588.0 Mar 2024 monthly Mar 1992 - Mar 2024
Egypt (USD mn) -2,370.4 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2024
Estonia (USD mn) -234.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2024
European Union (USD mn) 15,361.8 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2024
Finland (USD mn) -103.5 Jan 2024 monthly Jan 1992 - Jan 2024
France (USD mn) -8,127.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2000 - Apr 2024
Georgia (USD mn) -925.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1995 - Apr 2024
Germany (USD mn) 23,850.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2024
Ghana (USD mn) 539.1 Dec 2023 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2023
Greece (USD mn) -3,231.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2024
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) -1,301.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2024
Hungary (USD mn) 1,894.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1976 - Apr 2024
Iceland (USD mn) -150.0 May 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - May 2024
India (USD mn) -19,100.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2024
Indonesia (USD mn) 3,558.5 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1967 - Apr 2024
Iran (USD mn) 25,912.0 2023 yearly 1948 - 2023
Ireland (USD mn) 7,058.4 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1970 - Mar 2024
Israel (USD mn) -1,898.3 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1988 - Apr 2024
Italy (USD mn) 4,535.0 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2024
Ivory Coast (USD mn) 2,529.2 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1981 - Feb 2024
Japan (USD mn) -3,643.9 Apr 2024 monthly Apr 1995 - Apr 2024
Jordan (USD mn) -1,142.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1972 - Mar 2024
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 1,720.6 Mar 2024 monthly Sep 1995 - Mar 2024
Kenya (USD mn) -957.2 Jan 2024 monthly Oct 1992 - Jan 2024
South Korea (USD mn) 4,956.0 May 2024 monthly Jan 1966 - May 2024
Kosovo (USD mn) -458.5 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2003 - Apr 2024
Kuwait (USD mn) 2,950.3 Feb 2024 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2024
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -1,062.0 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2024
Laos (USD mn) -170.9 Dec 2023 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2023
Latvia (USD mn) -284.9 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2024
Lebanon (USD mn) -1,062.6 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 1993 - Dec 2023
Lithuania (USD mn) -367.2 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2024
Luxembourg (USD mn) -682.8 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1988 - Mar 2024
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) -1,227.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2024
North Macedonia (USD mn) -292.8 Mar 2024 monthly Dec 1993 - Mar 2024
Malawi (USD mn) -194.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2024
Malaysia (USD mn) 1,746.0 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1990 - Apr 2024
Malta (USD mn) -355.5 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1960 - Mar 2024
Mauritius (USD mn) -370.4 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2024
Mexico (USD mn) -2,577.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2024
Moldova (USD mn) -458.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2024
Mongolia (USD mn) 274.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1997 - Apr 2024
Montenegro (USD mn) -357.3 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2024
Morocco (USD mn) -2,847.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2024
Mozambique (USD mn) -61.7 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2011 - Mar 2024
Myanmar (USD mn) 183.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1957 - Jul 2022
Nepal (USD mn) -929.7 Apr 2024 monthly Aug 1974 - Apr 2024
Netherlands (USD mn) 13,488.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1996 - Apr 2024
New Zealand (USD mn) 54.4 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1960 - Apr 2024
Nigeria (USD mn) 1,888.9 Dec 2023 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2023
Norway (USD mn) 5,987.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2024
Oman (USD mn) 2,278.4 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1975 - Mar 2024
Pakistan (USD mn) -2,110.0 May 2024 monthly Jan 1968 - May 2024
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -399.1 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2011 - Mar 2024
Panama (USD mn) -1,081.5 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2024
Paraguay (USD mn) 81.6 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1994 - Apr 2024
Peru (USD mn) 1,499.2 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1985 - Mar 2024
Philippines (USD mn) -3,180.6 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2024
Poland (USD mn) 1,117.7 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1986 - Mar 2024
Portugal (USD mn) -1,762.5 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Mar 2024
Qatar (USD mn) 4,835.7 Mar 2024 monthly Jan 2014 - Mar 2024
Romania (USD mn) -2,770.1 Mar 2024 monthly Aug 1990 - Mar 2024
Russia (USD mn) 10,731.9 Jan 2023 monthly Jan 1998 - Jan 2023
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 113,078.6 2023 yearly 1957 - 2023
Serbia (USD mn) -802.4 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2024
Singapore (USD mn) 3,335.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1976 - Apr 2024
Slovakia (USD mn) 499.5 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 2004 - Apr 2024
Slovenia (USD mn) 160.9 Apr 2024 monthly Nov 1991 - Apr 2024
South Africa (USD mn) 554.5 Apr 2024 monthly Oct 2004 - Apr 2024
Spain (USD mn) -3,456.9 Mar 2024 monthly Apr 1974 - Mar 2024
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -557.7 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1982 - Apr 2024
Sudan (USD mn) -829.9 Dec 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Dec 2022
Sweden (USD mn) 730.4 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2024
Switzerland (USD mn) 6,819.8 Apr 2024 monthly Jan 1957 - Apr 2024

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Bangladesh Key Series

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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
Import Price Index (2005-2006=100) 283.380 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Export Price Index (2005-2006=100) 240.500 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Imports: Textile and Articles Thereof (BDT mn) 49,458.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1999 - Mar 2024
Imports: Yarn (BDT mn) 28,270.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1999 - Mar 2024
Imports: Cotton (BDT mn) 39,297.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1999 - Mar 2024
Imports: Capital Machinery (BDT mn) 19,096.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 2005 - Mar 2024
Imports: Petroleum Products (BDT mn) 83,484.000 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1999 - 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: 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: BoP: Financial Account: Other Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 9,224.599 2022 yearly 1976 - 2022
BD: IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 125,197.376 2023 yearly 1999 - 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 (USD mn) -2,775.000 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: CA: Services: Debit (USD mn) -2,761.000 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: Primary Income (USD mn) -1,337.000 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: Secondary Income: Private Transfers (PT) (USD mn) 6,041.000 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: CF: Capital Account: Capital Transfers (USD mn) 118.000 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: Net Errors & Omissions (USD mn) -431.000 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: Trade Balance: Import F.O.B (USD mn) -15,830.000 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: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 819.000 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: Financial Account: FDI: of which net inflow (USD mn) 343.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2015 - Dec 2023
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: PT: ow: Workers' Remittances (USD mn) 5,891.000 Dec 2023 quarterly Sep 2014 - 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: Exports: Service (USD mn) 8,270.070 2022 yearly 1976 - 2022
BD: BOP: Current Account: Imports: Goods (USD mn) 81,660.005 2022 yearly 1976 - 2022
BD: BOP: Current Account: Balance (USD mn) -14,369.589 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) 41,357.145 Apr 2024 monthly Jun 1986 - Apr 2024
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 176,984.736 Apr 2024 monthly Jun 1986 - Apr 2024
M2 Growth (%) 7.4 Apr 2024 monthly Jun 1987 - Apr 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) 3.2 Mar 2024 monthly Jul 1986 - Mar 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) 187,694.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 1987 - Apr 2024
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 11.2 Apr 2024 monthly Jul 1988 - Apr 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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