Bangladesh Quarterly Economic Update - March 2014

Institutional Document | March 2014

The Bangladesh Quarterly Economic Updates provide analysis and data about the economy in Bangladesh. This issue provides macroeconomic updates on the first three quarters and forecast for the full fiscal year 2014.


  • GDP growth in FY2014 is expected to be lower at 5.6%
  • Agriculture growth will be higher
  • Industry growth will slow to 8.0% in FY2014 because of output lost to political unrest and weaker domestic demand
  • Service sector growth will slip to 5.4% in FY2014 due to lost sales during pre-election unrest and slower industry activity
  • Inflation is on the rise
  • Revenue collection is lagging the target
  • Private sector credit flows slowed due to weak business environment


  • Macroeconomic Developments