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Bangladesh’s major RMG export items

Published: February 21, 2023
Author: TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

A few days ago, I shared with you the export performance of top 10 RMG products for the past 3 years. In continuation of my previous email, today I am writing to share with you the export performance of the next top 20 products in 6 digit HS-code level with a few comparative analyses.

Among these 20 products, the major items were cotton knitted babies’ garments, women or girls cotton knitted briefs & panties, non-cotton woven brassires, men or boys cotton knitted underpants, non-cotton knitted t-shirts, women or girls synthetic woven trousers, cotton knitted dresses, men or boys MMF woven anoraks, non-cotton knitted Jerseys & pullovers, men or boys  MMF woven shirts, women or girls cotton knitted nighties, women or girls cotton woven blouses etc. I am sending you the detail data-sheet in the attachment where you can find the 20 items with their export value and growth.

As per the analysis of BGMEA, our export earnings from these 20 items was US$ 5.12 billion in 2020 which rose to US$ 6.69 billion in 2021. In 2022.the export earnings from these 20 items was further increased by 17.61% and reached US$ 7.87 billion. These 20 products hold 17.20% share of the total apparel export earnings of Bangladesh.

If we consider the individual product-wise export among these 20 products, the highest exportable apparel item of Bangladesh was cotton knitted babies’ garments. In 2022, Bangladesh exported US$ 725.68 million worth cotton knitted babies’ garments to the world which was US$ 565.45 million in 2021 and US$ 406.78 million in 2020.  Also in 2021, the global import of cotton knitted babies’ garments was US$ 7.04 billion while the share of Bangladesh was 8.03%.

The 2nd top item was women or girls cotton knitted briefs & panties. In 2022 the export of this item grew by 10.88% to US$ 668.46 million from US$ 602.88 million in 2021. In this item, the share of Bangladesh in global imports was 19.26% in 2021.

At the same time, the earnings from non-cotton woven brassires increased by 14.74% in 2022 compared to 2021. We exported US$ 642.17 million worth non cotton woven brassires to the world in 2022.

In 2022, the export earnings from other major items such men or boys cotton knitted underpants, non-cotton knitted t-shirts, women or girls synthetic woven trousers, cotton knitted dresses, men or boys MMF woven anoraks, non-cotton knitted Jerseys & pullovers, men or boys  MMF woven shirts, and women or girls cotton knitted nighties were  US$ 601.74 Mn, US$ 521.14 Mn, US$ 501.32Mn, US$ 440.59Mn, US$ 376.56Mn, US$ 361.55Mn, US$ 330.84Mn, and US$ 314.49Mn respectively.

Bangladesh’s Next Top 20 RMG export items to world

Value in million USD

 

SL

   

Products

 

2020

 

2021

 

2022

Growth 2021

VS 2022

Share of total export in 2022 World Import in 2021 BD’s Share in world 2021
1 611120 Cotton knitted Babies’ garments 406.78 565.45 725.68 28.34% 1.59% 7040.79 8.03%
2 610821 W/G cotton knitted briefs & panties 403.64 602.88 668.46 10.88% 1.46% 3130.61 19.26%
3 621210 Non cotton woven Brassires 436.93 559.69 642.17 14.74% 1.40% 10458.93 5.35%
4 610711 M/B cotton knitted underpants 398.42 544.99 601.74 10.41% 1.32% 4306.38 12.66%
5 610990 Non cotton knitted T-shirts 311.33 399.13 521.14 30.57% 1.14% 11659.93 3.42%
6 620463 W/G synthetic woven trousers 167.62 243.04 501.32 106.27% 1.10% 6282.37 3.87%
7 610442 Cotton knitted Dresses 248.11 361.30 440.59 21.95% 0.96% 3421.88 10.56%
8 620193 M/B MMF woven anoraks 472.60 627.02 376.56 -39.94% 0.82% 9901.58 6.33%
 

9

611090  

Non cotton knitted Jerseys & pullovers

312.97 296.38 361.55 21.99% 0.79% 1267.56 23.38%
10 620530 M/B MMF woven shirts 126.52 175.17 330.84 88.87% 0.72% 1775.25 9.87%
11 610831 W/G cotton knitted nighties 166.77 264.68 314.49 18.82% 0.69% 2136.62 12.39%
12 620630 W/G cotton woven blouses 177.37 225.26 298.34 32.44% 0.65% 3936.45 5.72%
13 620469 W/G non cotton woven trousers 180.52 198.57 288.53 45.31% 0.63% 3582.68 5.54%
14 610463 W/G synthetic knitted trousers 120.86 209.65 282.63 34.81% 0.62% 9340.34 2.24%
15 620920 Cotton woven Babies’ garments 183.77 208.95 268.21 28.36% 0.59% 1398.56 14.94%
16 620640 W/G MMF woven blouses 198.07 195.24 262.51 34.46% 0.57% 5479.44 3.56%
17 620442 Cotton woven Dresses 172.07 216.44 260.28 20.25% 0.57% 4629.72 4.68%
 

18

620333  

M/B synthetic woven jackets & blazers

102.36 112.59 245.95 118.45% 0.54% 1690.45 6.66%
 

19

621040 M/B woven of rubberised or coated

fabrics

142.35 189.06 235.86 24.75% 0.52% 3215.77 5.88%
20 620293 W/G MMF woven anoraks 396.19 488.22 233.85 -52.10% 0.51% 9428.62 5.18%
    Sub-Total (20 Items) 5125.26 6683.68 7860.69 17.61% 17.20% 104083.92 6.42%
    Total Export to world 27470.73 35811.87 45709.15 27.64% 100.00% 431948.073 8.29%

Source: EPB

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