Bangladesh’s high poverty and undernutrition rates are exacerbated by frequent natural disasters and high population density. In 2010, the percentage of Bangladeshis living beneath the poverty line dropped to 31.5 percent, down from 40 percent in 2005 (WFP 2012). However, more than 17 percent of the population (160 million) is still extremely poor and high levels of inequality have persisted over the same period.

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2013201420152016
Rice Production
FAO 2016
51,534,000 MT52,325,620 MT51,278,400 MT52,590,000 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2016
1,255,000 MT1,303,000 MT1,348,000 MT1,348,186 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2016
1,548,000 MT2,124,000 MT2,271,998 MT2,445,576 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2016
58,037 MT112,024 MT91,496 MT92,181 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2013201420152016
Rice Exports
FAO 2016
3,651 MT4,999 MT3,573 MT5,997 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2016
0.00 MT14.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2016
0.00 MT0.00 MT MT2.00 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2016
MT180.00 MT MT3.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
679,603 MT1,310,873 MT44,842 MT260,256 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
3,210,008 MT3,112,314 MT2,089,845 MT3,376,956 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2016
701,356 MT529,259 MT187,352 MT446,397 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2016
102,800 MT100,725 MT268,490 MT444,025 MT