JBS Vol 15. Num 1. 2013 - A Note on the Export Performance of Bangladesh During the Recent European Recession

Amzad Hossain

The recent recession in the European Union (2012–13) adversely affected the export trade of a large number of countries. However, the export performance of Bangladesh was relatively stable. This note provides evidence in support of the hypothesis that one of the main reasons for the good performance is the composition of the export basket of the country that contains mostly manufactured consumer goods.