Factsheet : Bangladesh

Official Title:
People’s Republic of Bangladesh


General Information

Capital: Dhaka
Population (million): 159.857
Total Area: 147,570km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 59.9 Bangladeshi Taka (BDT) (2015- 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 Shangsad) 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

Elections:
January 05, 2014


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Bangladesh Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 263.05 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 1645.53 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.4 1.18
Inflation: (%) 6.43 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $904,062,220
Canadian imports from country: $1,481,361,244
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Bangladesh: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Kamrul Ahsan

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Benoît-Pierre Laramée


May 2016
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
2011 $552,546,481 $1,063,919,239
2012 $525,814,581 $1,131,190,965
2013 $660,482,939 $1,191,356,532
2014 $705,237,519 $1,225,608,927
2015 $904,062,220 $1,481,361,244
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Bangladesh
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $416,838 $4,445,848
02 Veg. Prod. $753,822,607 $1,348,037
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $152,053 $83,221
04 Food Prod. $1,021,707 $2,262,070
05 Mineral Prod. $2,449 $716
06 Chemical Prod. $73,877,793 $1,643,820
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $826,152 $1,597,192
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $16,191 $5,043,130
09 Wood Prod. $3,746,972 $218,744
10 Paper Prod. $5,756,002 $119,549
11 Textiles Prod. $1,763,825 $1,407,016,741
12 Dress Access. $69,441 $47,998,048
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,614 $2,429,653
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $13,851
15 Base Metal Prod. $40,412,312 $79,460
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $12,956,777 $102,424
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,437,621 $25,966
18 Specialized Inst. $6,156,423 $975,217
19 Arms & Ammunition $14,140 $
20 Misc. Articles $21,815 $4,415,062
21 Antiques $35,050 $104