Bangladesh’s GDP per person is now higher than Pakistan’s

Last Modified: Sat Sep 30 2017 16:56:16 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1971
    Year Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan. It was much poorer than the country it left. The battle for independence had killed or displaced millions, damaged roads and railways, and severed ties with Pakistan’s bankers and industrialists.
  • 7%
    Bangladesh's Industry as a percentage of its GDP, compared with over 20% in Pakistan at the time of independence.
  • $1,538
    Bangladesh’s GDP per person compared to Pakistan’s $1,470 as of 30 Jun 2017, the first time since independence that Bangladesh's GDP per person is higher than that of Pakistan.
  • 7%
    Bangladesh's growth rate over the past two year; it has averaged more than 6% over the past ten years.
  • 29%
    Bangladesh's Industry as a percentage of its GDP. A country that once lacked cloth for shrouds now exports more ready-made garments than India and Pakistan combined.