Bangladesh’s overall exports to its neighbour India during the
July-April period of the current fiscal (FY), 2018-19, increased
by an astounding 53 per cent to touch US $ 1.07 billion. And a
major contributor in this has been readymade apparels, as per
According to data from Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh
earned US $ 701.56 million during the corresponding period of
The growing middle class in India is pushing up the demand for
garment items there, cited the reason, Acting President of the
Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA)
Fazlee Shamim Ehsan, interacting with the media.
As per industry experts, Western retailers, having outlets in
India, and Indian local brands sourcing their goods from
Bangladesh, have also aided in this growth.
According to reports, among the non-traditional markets where
exports during the period under review witnessed double-digit
growth includes Japan (US $ 1.17 billion with 22.57 per cent
growth) and China (US $ 709.06 million with 26.14 per cent
It may be mentioned here that apart from garments, other major
items exported to India are raw jute and jute products, fish and
crustaceans, and plastic and leather items.