Imports$31.75 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$23.86 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)10.7% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate5% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$1,700 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate6% (2010 est.)
Internet users617,300 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular68.65 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.579% (2012 est.)
Population161,083,804 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
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Europeans began to set up trading posts in the area of Bangladesh in the 16th century; eventually the British came to dominate the region and it became part of British India.
In 1947, West Pakistan and East Bengal (both primarily Muslim) separated from India (largely Hindu) and jointly became the new country of Pakistan.
East Bengal became East Pakistan in 1955, but the awkward arrangement of a two-part country with its territorial units separated by 1,600 km left the Bengalis marginalized and dissatisfied....
The economy has grown 5-6% per year since 1996 despite political instability, poor infrastructure, corruption, insufficient power supplies, and slow implementation of economic reforms.
Bangladesh remains a poor, overpopulated, and inefficiently-governed nation.
Although more than half of GDP is generated through the service sector, 45% of Bangladeshis are employed in the agriculture sector, with rice as the single-most-important product....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
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