Markets Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Currency 84.73 84.97 85.2 85.44 85.68 86.15
Stock Market (points) 4008.28 3920 3833 3749 3666 3500

Overview Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 8.20 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.2 7.2
Unemployment Rate (%) 4.20 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.6
Inflation Rate (%) 5.48 5.9 6.1 6 6 6
Interest Rate (%) 6.00 6 6 6 6 6
Balance of Trade (BDT Billion) -135.70 -60 -15 -145 -145 -150
Current Account (USD Million) -582.00 -150 -200 -1800 -1800 -1800
Current Account to GDP (%) -1.80 -2.2 -2.2 -2.2 -2 -2
Government Debt to GDP (%) 27.90 30.3 30.3 30.3 34.1 34.1
Government Budget (% of GDP) -4.80 -6.5 -6.5 -6.5 -7 -7
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 25.00 25 25 25 25 25
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 30.00 30 30 30 30 30

GDP Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
GDP Annual Growth Rate (%) 8.20 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.2 7.2
GDP (USD Billion) 286.00 315 315 315 340 340
GDP Constant Prices (BDT Billion) 11055.14 10991 10991 11884 11851 12740
Gross National Product (BDT Billion) 11550.46 11492 11492 12417 12382 13311
Gross Fixed Capital Formation (BDT Million) 8005.33 7572 7572 8606 8582 9225
GDP per capita (USD) 1203.20 1353 1353 1353 1428 1428
GDP per capita PPP (USD) 3879.20 3969 3715 3969 3969 4075
GDP From Agriculture (BDT Million) 10739.10 11545 11545 11545 11512 12376
GDP From Construction (BDT Million) 8068.14 8673 8673 8673 8649 9298
GDP From Manufacturing (BDT Million) 25730.30 27660 27660 27660 27583 29652
GDP From Mining (BDT Million) 1876.60 2017 2017 2017 2012 2163
GDP From Public Administration (BDT Million) 3881.40 4173 4173 4173 4161 4473
GDP From Services (BDT Million) 147461.80 158521 158521 158521 158079 169935
GDP From Transport (BDT Million) 11671.90 12547 12547 12547 12512 13451
GDP From Utilities (BDT Million) 166844.00 179357 179357 179357 178857 192271

Labour Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Unemployment Rate (%) 4.20 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.6
Wages (BDT/Month) 13258.00 14200 14200 15100 15100 15100
Population (Million) 165.20 168 168 168 169 169
Living Wage Family (BDT/Month) 15100.00 12900 12900 13300 13300 15400
Living Wage Individual (BDT/Month) 8080.00 9800 9800 10000 10000 10000
Minimum Wages (BDT/Month) 8000.00 8000 8000 8000 8000 10000
Retirement Age Men 59.00 59 59 59 59 59
Retirement Age Women 59.00 59 59 59 59 59
Wages High Skilled (BDT/Month) 9690.00 10400 10400 10900 10900 11500

Prices Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Inflation Rate (%) 5.48 5.9 6.1 6 6 6
Consumer Price Index CPI (points) 276.83 276 288 289 292 307
GDP Deflator (points) 229.41 232 233 243 243 258
Export Prices (points) 225.99 237 237 237 237 237
Import Prices (points) 259.43 246 246 246 246 246
Inflation Rate Mom (%) 0.44 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.3
Food Inflation (%) 4.90 6 4.2 4.8 4.8 4.8
CPI Transportation (points) 249.97 257 262 263 264 279

Money Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Interest Rate (%) 6.00 6 6 6 6 6
Interbank Rate (%) 4.89 5.06 5.06 5.06 5.06 5.06
Money Supply M2 (BDT Billion) 12975.50 12700 12700 13500 13500 13500
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD Million) 32928.20 32400 33000 33500 33500 33500
Loans to Private Sector (BDT Billion) 10021.24 10312 10387 10776 10743 11551
Deposit Interest Rate (%) 6.66 6.66 6.66 5.61 6.66 5.61

Trade Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Balance of Trade (BDT Billion) -135.70 -60 -15 -145 -145 -150
Current Account (USD Million) -582.00 -150 -200 -1800 -1800 -1800
Current Account to GDP (%) -1.80 -2.2 -2.2 -2.2 -2 -2
Imports (BDT Billion) 400.05 310 395 400 400 420
Exports (BDT Billion) 264.38 250 380 255 255 270
Remittances (USD Million) 1452.20 1640 1686 1731 1776 1912
Foreign Direct Investment (USD Million) 2650.00 2315 2315 2315 2865 2865
External Debt (USD Billion) 37.80 40 40 40 45 45

Government Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Government Debt to GDP (%) 27.90 30.3 30.3 30.3 34.1 34.1
Government Budget (% of GDP) -4.80 -6.5 -6.5 -6.5 -7 -7
Government Budget Value (BDT Billion) -157270.00 -198000 -198000 -198000 -210000 -210000
Government Spending (BDT Billion) 1597.68 1555 1555 1718 1713 1841
Government Revenues (BDT Billion) 350795.00 390151 390151 390151 410000 410000
Fiscal Expenditure (BDT Billion) 442540.00 523190 523190 523190 586781 586781
Military Expenditure (USD Million) 3822.00 4020 4020 4020 4020 4020

Taxes Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Corporate Tax Rate (%) 25.00 25 25 25 25 25
Personal Income Tax Rate (%) 30.00 30 30 30 30 30
Sales Tax Rate (%) 15.00 15 15 15 15 15

Business Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Manufacturing Production (%) 14.30 8.3 8 5.5 5.5 5.5
Mining Production (%) 6.10 -2 2.5 0.9 0.9 0.9
Electricity Production (Gigawatt-hour) 4652.00 7683 7914 8144 8375 9066

Consumer Actual Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 2021
Consumer Spending (BDT Billion) 19293.84 18382 18382 20741 20683 22234
Disposable Personal Income (BDT THO) 65339.96 70240 70240 70240 70044 75298
Personal Savings (BDT Billion) 5138.92 6900 6900 6900 6900 6900
Private Sector Credit (BDT Billion) 10290.90 10737 11001 11266 11530 12324
Consumer Credit (BDT Billion) 12454.72 12329 12720 13336 13351 14297


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