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Ec o n o m y - o v e r vi e w : T h e e c o n o m y h a s g r o wn 5- 6 % p e r ye a r sin c e 1 9 9 6 d e s p it e p o lit ic a l in st a b ilit y, p o o r in f r astr u ct u r e, c o r r u p t io n , in s u f f ic ie n t p o w e r s u p p li e s , an d s lo w im p le m e n t at io n of e c o n o m ic r ef or m s. Ba n g la d e s h r e m a in s a p o or , o ve r p o p u la t e d , a n d in ef f ic ie n t ly- g o ve r n e d n a t io n. Alt h o u g h m o r e t h a n h a lf of G DP is g e n e r a t e d t h r o u g h t h e s e r vic e s e c t o r , 4 5 % of B a n g l a d e s h is a r e e m p l o y e d in t h e a g r ic u lt u r e s e ct o r , with r ic e a s t h e s in g l e- m o s t- im p o r t a n t p r o d u c t. Ba n g la d e s h 's g r o wt h wa s r e s ili e n t d u r in g th e 2 0 0 8- 0 9 g lo b a l f in a n c ia l cr isis a n d r e c e s s io n . G ar m e n t e xp o r t s, t ot a lin g $ 1 2 .3 b illio n in F Y0 9 a n d r e m itt a n c e s f r o m o v er s e a s B a n g l a d e s h is, t o t a lin g $ 1 1 b illio n in F Y1 0 , a c c o u n t e d f o r a lm o s t 2 5 % of G D P. G D P ( p u r c h a s i n g p o w e r p a r i t y): $ 2 5 9 . 3 b illi o n ( 2 0 1 0 e st.) c o u n t r y c o m p a r i s o n t o t h e w o r l d : 47 $ 2 4 4 . 6 b illi o n ( 2 0 0 9 e st.) $ 2 3 1 . 4 b illi o n ( 2 0 0 8 e st.) n o t e : d a t a ar e in 2 0 1 0 US d o ll a r s GDP ( official ex c ha nge r at e): $ 1 0 0 . 1 b illi o n ( 2 0 1 0 e st.) G D P - r e a l gr o wt h r a t e: 6 % ( 2 0 1 0 e st.) c ountr y c om paris on t o t he worl d: 44 5 . 7 % ( 2 0 0 9 e s t.) 6 % ( 2 0 0 8 e st.)

G D P - p e r c a pi t a ( PP P) : $ 1 ,7 0 0 ( 2 0 1 0 e s t.) c ountr y c om paris on t o t he worl d: 19 5 $ 1 ,6 0 0 ( 2 0 0 9 e s t.) $ 1 ,5 0 0 ( 2 0 0 8 e s t.) n o t e : d a t a ar e in 2 0 1 0 US d o ll a r s G D P - c o m p o s i t i o n b y s e c t or: a gr i c ul t u r e : 1 8 . 4 % indus tr y: 2 8.7 % s e r vi c e s : 5 2 . 9 % ( 2 0 1 0 e st.) La bor f orc e: 7 3 .8 7 m illio n c ountr y c om paris on t o t he worl d: 8 n o t e : e xt e n s iv e e xp o r t of la b o r t o Sa u d i Ar a b ia , Ku w a it, U AE, O m a n , Q at a r , a n d M a la ys i a ; w or k e r s ' r e m itt a n c e s w er e $ 1 0 .9 b illi o n in F Y0 9 / 1 0 ( 2 0 1 0 e st.)

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