The People’s Republic of Bangladesh is located in South Asia and is mainly surrounded by India. It also borders on the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Bay of Bengal. The country is for a large part situated on the banks of large rivers originated in the Himalaya’s, which cause one third of the land to flood annually. The estimated population is 164 million people.



Country Profile

The main export products of Bangladesh are garments, frozen fish and seafood, jute and jute goods and leather. The main export partners are the United States and Western European countries.  The main import products are machinery and equipment, chemicals, iron and steel, textiles, foodstuffs, petroleum products and cement districts.


Economic Outlook

In the past decade the economy has grown at nearly 6% per annum, despite frequent natural disasters, fuel, food price and global financial crises, and weak political stability.


Dutch Relations

Trade relations between the Netherlands and Bangladesh range from agricultural products and services (food and live animals) to industrial products and services (chemicals and machinary).