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 Production2011201220132014
Rice Production
FAO 2014
50,627,000 MT50,497,000 MT51,534,000 MT52,325,620 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
972,085 MT995,356 MT1,255,000 MT1,303,000 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
1,018,287 MT1,297,717 MT1,548,000 MT2,124,000 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
65,883 MT64,143 MT58,037 MT112,024 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2010201120122013
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
3,855 MT1,137 MT2,829 MT3,651 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 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 2010
701,356 MT529,259 MT187,352 MT446,397 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
102,800 MT100,725 MT268,490 MT444,025 MT