Private investment in Bangladesh has experienced a decline in the current fiscal year, attributed to factors such as the persisting dollar crisis, global uncertainty, higher inflation, and reduced international demand for goods. According to provisional data from the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, the private investment-to-GDP ratio dropped to 23.64%. The constraints caused by the dollar crisis, import controls, and uncertainty in the international market have hindered businesses’ ability to invest in new industrial units. Additionally, higher inflation has created an unfavorable environment for investment, impacting businesses’ ability to project profits and losses. The International Monetary Fund’s lending program may partially restore investor confidence, but the economy’s recovery depends on various factors. Structural problems, including the cost of doing business and limited credit availability, have also contributed to the decline in private investment.
Consecutive Decline in Private Investment to GDP Ratio
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