Bangladesh Trade Balance

1986 - 2021 | Monthly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Bangladesh's Trade Balance

  • Bangladesh's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 2.6 USD bn in Oct 2021, compared with a deficit of 2.4 USD bn in the previous month
  • Bangladesh's Trade Balance data is updated monthly, available from Jul 1986 to Oct 2021, with an averaged value of -382.8 USD mn
  • The data reached an all-time high of 14.6 USD mn in Mar 1987 and a record low of -2.6 USD bn in Oct 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 3.6 USD bn in Oct 2021, an increase of 64.7% YoY (year-on-year)
  • Total Imports recorded 6.2 USD bn in Oct 2021, an increase of 64.7% YoY (year-on-year)

View Bangladesh's Trade Balance from Jul 1986 to Oct 2021 in the chart:

Bangladesh Trade Balance

What was Bangladesh's Trade Balance in Oct 2021?

Bangladesh's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 2.6 USD bn in Oct 2021, compared with a deficit of 2.4 USD bn in the previous month See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-2,576.4 Oct 2021 -2,381.6 Sep 2021 -2,576.4 Oct 2021 14.6 Mar 1987 USD mn monthly Jul 1986 - Oct 2021

Trade Balance by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -404.0 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 1998 - Nov 2021
Algeria (USD mn) -791.7 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 276.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Nov 2021
Armenia (USD mn) -284.3 Nov 2021 monthly Nov 1995 - Nov 2021
Australia (USD mn) 8,190.3 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1971 - Oct 2021
Austria (USD mn) -1,438.5 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 1,229.1 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) -127.1 2020 yearly 1966 - 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) -2,576.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Oct 2021
Belarus (USD mn) 522.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 1,589.2 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Oct 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 175.9 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 1994 - Nov 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -310.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) -341.3 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Oct 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 3,936.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1959 - Dec 2021
Brunei (USD mn) 272.5 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2021
Bulgaria (USD mn) -460.5 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -149.8 Aug 2021 monthly Jun 2013 - Aug 2021
Canada (USD mn) 2,493.2 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Nov 2021
Chile (USD mn) 520.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Dec 2021
China (USD mn) 71,711.4 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Nov 2021
Colombia (USD mn) -2,014.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1958 - Oct 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -888.5 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Oct 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -305.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 1,889.5 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Nov 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 109.3 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Oct 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 386.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1965 - Oct 2021
Egypt (USD mn) -2,629.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -190.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Oct 2021
European Union (USD mn) -4,631.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Oct 2021
Finland (USD mn) -655.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Oct 2021
France (USD mn) -11,104.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Nov 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -576.9 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Germany (USD mn) 12,454.9 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Ghana (USD mn) 392.3 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Greece (USD mn) -3,162.5 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Nov 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) -1,490.0 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Hungary (USD mn) -357.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2021
Iceland (USD mn) -169.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
India (USD mn) -21,680.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 1,019.2 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1967 - Dec 2021
Iran (USD mn) 14,786.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ireland (USD mn) 7,219.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - Oct 2021
Israel (USD mn) -3,345.0 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Nov 2021
Italy (USD mn) 4,111.9 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -13.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Sep 2021
Japan (USD mn) -4,271.1 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 1995 - Nov 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -1,248.2 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Oct 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 2,173.7 Oct 2021 monthly Sep 1995 - Oct 2021
Kenya (USD mn) -1,109.1 Oct 2021 monthly Oct 1992 - Oct 2021
South Korea (USD mn) -586.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Dec 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) -412.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Nov 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 1,817.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -386.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2021
Laos (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Latvia (USD mn) -312.9 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -723.4 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Nov 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) -323.5 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Nov 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) -1,087.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Oct 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) -1,799.7 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Nov 2021
North Macedonia (USD mn) -272.9 Oct 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Oct 2021
Malawi (USD mn) -169.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 5,251.2 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2021
Malta (USD mn) -156.1 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1960 - Oct 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) -269.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -2,905.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Moldova (USD mn) -293.9 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Oct 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 763.5 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Nov 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -213.6 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Nov 2021
Morocco (USD mn) -1,840.0 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -177.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) 8.9 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Nepal (USD mn) -1,294.0 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 1974 - Nov 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 5,238.8 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Nov 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) -606.6 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) -1,093.2 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2021
Norway (USD mn) 9,003.9 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Oman (USD mn) 1,179.2 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2021
Pakistan (USD mn) -4,900.9 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Dec 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -352.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Feb 2021
Panama (USD mn) -872.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Oct 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) -187.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
Peru (USD mn) 1,428.9 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Philippines (USD mn) -4,016.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Poland (USD mn) -1,120.1 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Oct 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -2,021.9 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 3,620.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Mar 2021
Romania (USD mn) -2,860.3 Oct 2021 monthly Aug 1990 - Oct 2021
Russia (USD mn) 20,053.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 35,856.4 2020 yearly 1957 - 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -793.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 4,603.7 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Nov 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) -26.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Nov 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) -525.9 Nov 2021 monthly Nov 1991 - Nov 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 2,307.1 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Nov 2021
Spain (USD mn) -3,981.3 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Oct 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -494.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Oct 2021
Sudan (USD mn) -226.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 34.1 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 7,061.8 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.4 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -77.594 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 2008 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 2,466.541 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1990 - Oct 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 8.0 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 21.3 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BDT bn) 7,011.275 2024 yearly 1980 - 2024
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BDT bn) 22,700.020 2026 yearly 2003 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (BDT bn) 5,851.190 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Government Debt: Domestic (DO): Net (BDT mn) 2,036,038.000 Sep 2021 monthly Apr 2002 - Sep 2021
Government Revenue & Foreign Grants (BDT mn) 562,630.000 Jun 2021 monthly Jul 2008 - Jun 2021
Government Overall Balance: Excluding Grants (BDT mn) -947,400.000 Jun 2021 monthly Jul 2008 - Jun 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 5.797 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -2,576.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Oct 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 3,576.5 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Oct 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 26.2 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1987 - Oct 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 595.353 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 102,923.420 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 2,942.411 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 6,152.9 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Oct 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 64.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1987 - Oct 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 99,502.239 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 391,424.215 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 437.216 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1973 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 169.641 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 38.959 Feb 2021 monthly Nov 1998 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,098.892 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Feb 2021
Import Price Index (2005-2006=100) 277.030 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Export Price Index (2005-2006=100) 237.280 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Exports: Europe: Spain (BDT mn) 162,189.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Exports: Europe: Germany Federal Republic (BDT mn) 379,452.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Imports: Petroleum Products (BDT mn) 77,743.000 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1999 - Oct 2021
Imports: Yarn (BDT mn) 31,059.000 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1999 - Oct 2021
Imports: Textile and Articles Thereof (BDT mn) 38,364.000 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1999 - Oct 2021
Imports: Capital Machinery (BDT mn) 25,898.000 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 2005 - Oct 2021
Imports: Cotton (BDT mn) 20,814.000 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1999 - Oct 2021
Terms of Trade Index (2005-2006=100) 87.110 2018 yearly 2007 - 2018
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: India (BDT mn) 656,981.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: Indonesia (BDT mn) 15,463.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: Singapore (BDT mn) 421,190.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: Japan (BDT mn) 179,697.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: China (BDT mn) 1,123,512.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 36.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,071.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jul 1997 - Sep 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.0 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 847.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2003 - Sep 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.3 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -67.073 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -4.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 11.785 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 70,671.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 10,986.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 3.0 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -12.216 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -44,326.496 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options: Asse... (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
BD: BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options: Liab... (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance (USD mn) -6,503.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Debit (USD mn) -2,726.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Private Transfers (PT) (USD mn) 5,559.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) 1,647.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Export F.O.B (USD mn) 10,818.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) -725.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account (USD mn) 68.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: Net Errors & Omissions (USD mn) -489.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: FDI: of which net inflow (USD mn) 339.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2015 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Import F.O.B (USD mn) -17,321.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 96.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account: Capital Transfers (USD mn) 68.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 810.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
Balance of Payment(BoP): USD: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) -2,314.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Credit (USD mn) 2,074.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Official Transfers (USD mn) 7.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (PI) (USD mn) -61.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Services (USD mn) -652.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) -821.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 847.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Sep 2021
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (BDT mn) -4,532,392.946 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2021
IIP: Liabilities (BDT mn) 9,300,103.218 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2021
IIP: Assets (BDT mn) 4,767,710.272 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2021
Outstanding External Debt as Percentage of GDP (%) 13.400 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 8.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 42,630.707 Oct 2021 monthly Jun 1986 - Oct 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 186,711.317 Nov 2021 monthly Jun 1986 - Nov 2021
M2 Growth (%) 10.2 Nov 2021 monthly Jun 1987 - Nov 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 1999 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 41,546.6 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 1972 - Nov 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 4.000 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 1999 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 7.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Oct 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 802.148 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Nov 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 173,397.362 Oct 2021 monthly Dec 1986 - Oct 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 12.7 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1987 - Jan 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 175,688.8 Nov 2021 monthly Jul 1987 - Nov 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 12.1 Nov 2021 monthly Jul 1988 - Nov 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 170,780.601 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1991 - Jan 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 13.38 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 1992 - Mar 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 39.05 2020 yearly 1974 - 2020

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