Economic Relations

Trade is an important element in the economic cooperation between Bangladesh and Pakistan. Raw jute, tea, jute goods, chemical products, woven garments and betel leaves are the major items that occupy the lion’s share of Bangladesh export to Pakistan. On the other hand, Pakistan is a major source of supply of cotton fabrics, yarn, raw cotton, wheat, rice and other textile items, engineering goods, chemicals etc.  for Bangladesh. Bangladesh buys much more from Pakistan than she sells to Pakistan. Bangladesh is currently the 10th largest export destination of Pakistan in the world. The trade statistics of the recent years are furnished below:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (In Million US Dollars)

Year

Export from Bangladesh

Import from Pakistan

2010-2011

86.79

669.3

2011-2012

73.21

517.1

2012-2013

68.70

488.4

2013-2014

56.04

530.5

2014-2015

57.57

481.8

2015-2016

47.07

507.5

2016-2017

62.32

623.3

2017-2018

73.88

724.9