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Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh 

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has played a key role in the modernisation of the Bangladesh economy for the last 15 years.

Inflows of foreign direct investment
There was an inflows of $666m foreign direct investment in 2007 which raised significantly in 2008 to $1086m. As of June 2009, inflows of foreign direct investment recorded to $358m.

Inflows of foreign direct investment during 2001-2009*


Private investment statistics

YearProposed local investmentProposed foreign investmentTotal proposed investmentGrowth %
ProjectUS$ mProjectUS$ mProjectUS$ m
2005-20061,7542,662.311353,621.151,8896,283.46125%
2006-20071,9302,848.981911,728.262,1214,577.24(-27%)
2007-20081,6152,833.76143787.391,7583,621.15(-21%)
2008-20091,3362,480.721322,137.531,4684,618.2527%
2009-20108761,831.4492617.689682,449.12-


Foreign and joint venture investment


In the year 2009-10 (February), there were 89 new foreign and joint venture investment projects registered to BOI which amount to $590m. The projects were invested to mainly in the service, engineering, clothing and agricultural sectors.
Sectorwise foreign and joint venture investment during 2009-2010*

Countrywise foreign and joint venture investment during 2009-2010*

CountryNo. of projectsProposed investment (US$ m)
Saudi Arabia3478,652.17
Australia42,036.23
USA52,990.33
Finland23,023.89
India98,451.53
South Korea1233,768.91
Malaysia33,056.52
Netherlands58,544.76
China1221,000.36
United Kingdom53,507.76
Pakistan2990.91
Japan82,624.85
Denmark11,217.39
Sri Lanka2646.23
Canada21,017.23
Taiwan1502.97
Singapore41,929.62
Turkey1150.94
Greece1156.81
Italy21,039.95
Hong Kong514,805.94
Total89590,114.91

 

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