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Report: Bangladesh RMG & Textile Industry Review 2018-19

Textile sector in Bangladesh is comprised of two divisions. They are- Primary Textile Sector (PTS) and export oriented Ready Made Garments (RMG). Over last 35 years (from 1983-84 to 2017-18), CAGR of RMG export was 21.71% where CAGR of export was 11.50%. In the recent concluded financial year, contribution of RMG sector to the total […]

  • Published on: July 16, 2019

Bangladesh RMG Sector – Difficult Relationship with Sustainability

Bangladesh’s affiliation with cloth has a long history. From being renowned throughout the world and even conquered by the British for its high-quality muslin, silk, and pure cotton, to becoming the second-largest ready-made garments producer in the world , the country has long depended on the textile industry for its growth. The production of RMG […]
Report: Prospects of Wage Digitization In The Apparel Sector | Bangladesh 2019

As the apparel industry of Bangladesh aims to gain higher export in an increasingly competitive global market, sustainability, quality and digitization have become crucial forms of differentiation and competency. Wage digitization in the apparel sector directly affects the lives of 3.5 million people, who are employed in the industry, living under an income bracket of […]

  • Published on: February 6, 2019

Strengthening Textile Backward Linkage through Domestic Cotton Production

Bangladesh, the largest cotton importer of the world, up till 2017, could meet 1% of its cotton demand despite being an agriculture based country. Currently, Bangladesh imports USD 3 billion worth of cotton a year. Stable and controlled cotton supply is an essential need for the burgeoning RMG sector, which contributes 82% of the country’s […]

RMG and Textiles Sector in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s RMG sector has been playing a pivotal in facilitating country’s export earnings, contributing 83.4% of the country export (source: EPB), apart for generating employment to the tune of 4.4 million, 80% of which are women. (Source: WB). Considering the sector’s importance to the country’s economic stability, ensuring steady growth for RMG export in the […]
Report: Bangladesh’s ready-made garments landscape: The challenge of growth

With about $15 billion in exports in 2010, ready-made garments are the country’s most important industrial sector; they represent 13 percent and more than 75 percent of GDP and total exports, respectively. McKinsey forecasts export-value growth of 7 to 9 percent annually within the next ten years, so the market will double by 2015 and […]

  • Author: Dr. Achim Borg, Saskia Hedrich & Sebastian Kempf & Dr. Thomas Tochtermann
  • Published on: July 22, 2018
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