Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
FOREIGN TRADE STATISTICS OF BANGLADESH
National Accounting Wing
BANGLADESH BUREAU OF STATISTICS
Statistics Division Ministry of Planning Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh IX
Foreign Trade Statistics (FTS), one of the core publications of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), is being published annually since 1973-74. It is The 23rd issue which contains information about exports and imports of 2008-09. It should be mentionable here that it presents disaggregated data to the possible extent on foreign trade following Harmonised Commodity Description and Coding System (HS code). The data furnished in this report have been collected from National Board of Revenue (NBR). Although BBS used to collect some export and import documents from various customs stations to ensure complete coverage of foreign trade but for the present issue, the only data source is NBR which brings all the data generated in various customs stations under their documentation. This edition has got two parts: Volume-I having five tables with export data and Volume-II containing four tables with import data. I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Director General and his fellow colleagues of BBS for bringing out this report. I also appreciate the relentless efforts of the concerned officers and staff of Foreign Trade Section of National Accounting Wing, BBS for collection and compilation of the data provided in this report. Any comments and suggestions from the users and other stakeholders for further improvement of the publication would be highly appreciated.
Dhaka October 2010
Riti Ibrahim Secretary Statistics Division Ministry of Planning
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) has been publishing the Foreign Trade Statistics since 1973-74 regularly in order to ensure due coverage of foreign trade data. This publication provides ‘Key Foreign Trade Statistics’ which gives an overview of the foreign trade of Bangladesh at a glance and ‘Key Statistical Tables’ depict detailed foreign trade statistics on export and import for the fiscal year 200809. This is the 23rd issue of this publication. I extend my sincere thanks to Dr. Syed Abu Asad, Director, Mr. Md. Dilder Hossain, Deputy Director and Md. Obaidullah, Assistant Statistical Officer of National Accounting Wing for their relentless efforts in bringing out this publication. I gratefully acknowledge the co-operation extended to us by National Board of Revenue (NBR) and the customs stations concerned in providing primary data on imports and exports for the fiscal year 2008-09. I firmly believe that the publication will be fruitful and appreciated if it becomes useful to concerned policy makers, planners, readers, business community and other stakeholders. Any comments and suggestions for further improvement of this publication would be gratefully acknowledged and appreciated.
Dhaka October 2010
Md. Shahjahan Ali Mollah Director General Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
CONTENTS Foreword Preface Contents Key foreign trade statistics 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Introduction Source of Data and Document Collection Scope and Coverage Classification of Commodity and Coding Data Processing, Tabulation and Publication System of Trade Computation of Trade Indices
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SECTION 1 : METHODS OF COMPILATION OF FOREIGN TRADE STATISTICS
SECTION II : AN OVERVIEW OF FOREIGN TRADE OF BANGLADESH
2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 2.10 Balance of Trade Imports Exports Comparison of Foreign Trade Statistics from different sources Reasons for Variation with Bangladesh Bank data Direction of Trade in SAARC countries Export and Import by Accounts Summary of Export, Import and Balance of Trade Export and Import of commodities by Section Direction of Trade by Area...