ISSN: IJSB: 2520-4750 (Online), 2521-3040 (Print) JSR : 2708-7085 (online)

Examining the Trends, Prospects, and Future Challenges of Bangladesh’s Apparel Export to the Global Market

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Sarmin Akter


This study delves into the intricate landscape of Bangladesh’s apparel export to the global market, undertaking a comprehensive analysis of historical trends, current prospects, and future challenges. Drawing on secondary data sourced from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), which compiles information from the Export Promotion Bureau of Bangladesh, our investigation unfolds through a multifaceted approach. The objectives of this study are threefold. Firstly, we aim to explore historical data to unveil patterns, fluctuations, and seasonality in Bangladesh’s apparel exports. Secondly, we evaluate the current prospects and potential growth areas for the country’s apparel industry, considering emerging trends and the ever-evolving dynamics of the international market. Thirdly, we delve into the identification of key challenges that impede the growth and competitiveness of Bangladesh’s apparel exports on the global stage. The data analysis employs various tables and figures, providing visual insights into the dynamics of Bangladesh’s apparel export. The findings reveal a consistent growth trend in apparel exports, with notable increases in export values across various categories and markets. However, the industry also faces several challenges, including intense global competition, rising production costs, supply chain disruptions, and sustainability concerns. We discuss the implications of these challenges for the industry’s future growth and competitiveness, offering recommendations for policymakers and industry stakeholders. Additionally, we highlight the need for further research to address key limitations and explore emerging trends shaping the future of Bangladesh’s apparel export industry. Overall, this research contributes to a better understanding of the dynamics driving Bangladesh’s apparel export sector and informs evidence-based strategies for sustainable growth and development in the industry. By amalgamating insights from prior studies, leveraging the extensive data compiled by BGMEA, and presenting findings through illustrative tables and figures, this study seeks to provide a nuanced understanding of the trends, prospects, and challenges shaping Bangladesh’s crucial apparel export industry.

Keywords: Apparel export, Bangladesh, Global market, Trends, Prospects, Challenges.

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Title: Examining the Trends, Prospects, and Future Challenges of Bangladesh’s Apparel Export to the Global Market
Author: Sarmin Akter
Journal Name: International Journal of Science and Business
ISSN: ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)
Media: Online & Print
Volume: 32
Issue: 1
Issue publication (Year): 2024
Acceptance Date: 25/01/2024
Date of Publication: 29/01/2024
Free download: Available
Page: 47-64
First Page: 47
Last Page: 64
Paper Type: Research paper
Current Status: Published


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Sarmin Akter (2024). Examining the Trends, Prospects, and Future Challenges of Bangladesh’s Apparel Export to the Global Market. International Journal of Science and Business, 32(1), 47-64. DOI:

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Sarmin Akter, Lecturer, Department of Economics, Narayanganj College, Narayanganj, Bangladesh.


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