Factsheet : Bangladesh

Official Title:
People’s Republic of Bangladesh


General Information

Capital: Dhaka
Population (million): 161.51
Total Area: 147,570km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 58.17518 Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 26 March; Victory Day, 16 December
Language(s): Bangla (Bengali), English


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
The Parliament of Bangladesh (Jatiyo Sangshad) is a unicameral legislature consisting of 350 members, 300 of which are directly elected. The remaining 50 seats are reserved for women, who are elected by the members of parliament. Legislative terms are for 5 years. The President, who also serves a five-year term, with a two-term limit, is elected by the Parliament. The President is responsible for appointing the leader of the legislative majority party (or coalition) as Prime Minister.

Head of State:
President Abdul Hamid

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (Awami League)

Ministers:
Commerce: Tofail Ahmed
Finance: Abul Maal Abdul Muhith
Foreign Affairs: Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali

Main Political Parties:
The Awami League (AL), Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the Jatiya Party (Ershad)

Elections:
January 05, 2014


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Bangladesh Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 302.02 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 1,869.97 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.92 1.43
Inflation: (%) 6.35 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $771,710,253
Canadian imports from country: $1,621,138,273
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Bangladesh: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner-designate Mizanur Rahman

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Benoit Prefontaine


September 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Bangladesh
Year Exports Imports
2012 $525,814,581 $1,131,190,965
2013 $660,482,939 $1,191,356,532
2014 $705,237,519 $1,225,971,121
2015 $904,062,220 $1,481,309,976
2016 $771,710,253 $1,621,138,273
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Bangladesh
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $6,713,717
02 Veg. Prod. $645,706,486 $1,686,982
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $196,081 $117,782
04 Food Prod. $2,613,617 $4,736,832
05 Mineral Prod. $3,842 $738
06 Chemical Prod. $35,081,550 $2,766,840
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $677,258 $2,154,395
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $48,473 $7,074,648
09 Wood Prod. $2,247,070 $245,390
10 Paper Prod. $6,845,440 $496,959
11 Textiles Prod. $2,028,998 $1,514,831,715
12 Dress Access. $34,671 $72,487,607
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $250,942 $1,912,945
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $141,427
15 Base Metal Prod. $56,855,057 $66,167
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $10,593,293 $448,162
17 Vehicles and Equip. $3,497,192 $3,636
18 Specialized Inst. $4,415,528 $1,693,489
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $77
20 Misc. Articles $209,901 $3,045,549
21 Antiques $ $