Bangladesh Country profile

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January 2018

Economic growth in Bangladesh outperforms most of emerging Asia, registering 7.2% p.a. in 2017, which was the 6th year in a row GDP growth was above 6%. Creditworthiness is on par with the regional average, but the business climate and per capita incomes lag most other regional peers.

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This chart is a cobweb diagram showing how a country measures up on four important dimensions of economic performance—per capita income, annual GDP growth, business climate and creditworthiness. Per capita income is in current US dollars for 2018 as provided by the IMF. Annual GDP growth is for 2018. Business climate is measured by the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking of 190 countries. Creditworthiness attempts to measure a country's ability to honour its external debt obligations and is measured by its OECD country credit risk rating. The chart shows not only how a country performs on the four dimensions, but how it measures up against other comparable countries.