Manufacturing in Bangladesh


 Why Outsource Your Manufacturing to Bangladesh ?

  • The Bangladeshi workforce is extraordinarily motivated, trainable, resilient, hardy and loyal.

  • The labor rate in Bangladesh is among the lowest in the region—less than one third of China's and less than half of Vietnam's.

  • For almost thirty years, Bangladesh's trade ministry has taken a very aggressive approach to attracting and retaining foreign manufacturers.

  • Bangladesh's democratic government is stable, very friendly to the West and boasts excellent diplomatic and trade relations with the United States.

  • After a brief period of political uncertainty, a new administration was duly elected and seated in early 2009. The new Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina Wazed, is committed to maintaining national stability, investing in the country's infrastructure, and building trade relations with the West. Her two children reside in the United States.

  • The country's legal, tariff and regulatory framework is not only amenable to Western investment and presence, but has been crafted specifically to attract and retain them.

  • Bangladesh's industrialized regions abut major rail lines and seaports, making incoming/outbound shipping simple and cost–effective.

  • The Foreign Private Investment Act of 1980 and the bilateral investment treaty with the U.S. negotiated in 1984–85 spurred an ongoing period of phenomenal growth in Bangladesh's textile and garment manufacturing industry—a staggering 500% increase in manufacturing capacity and output in less than twenty years.

  • What did BD do differently that triggered the textile boom? Three synergic and intrinsic factors triggered it: resources, opportunities, and policy decisions. Read more…

  • Labor costs in China rose approximately 30% last year: China's One–Child policy has yielded an aging, shrinking workforce, impeding China's competitiveness just as the cost of manufactured goods worldwide is rising.

  • Labor cost is only 23 cents per hour in Bangladesh, whereas in India, Pakistan and China the labor costs are 43, 41 and 89 cents per hour, respectively. Read more…

  • Even beyond production and labor costs, China has become a less–appealing manufacturing alternative in the eyes of U.S. consumers as more health and safety risks among Chinese–made products have come to light.


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