Jute: Bangladesh’s contribution to GOING GREEN

One of the most ecofriendly and sustainable crops, jute, known as the golden fiber, is a natural fiber extracted from jute plant. With growing awareness for environment friendly products, the need for jute-based products has never been greater. One of the oldest industries in the country, the Bangladesh government has been nurturing the industry through continuous support and favorable policies and incentives creating investment opportunities for local and international investors.


Bangladesh is the second largest producer of jute in the world with an estimated annual production of 1.6 million tons in 2019 (FAO). There are about 220-245 private jute mills currently operating in Bangladesh. Out of these, 25 public jute mills are currently in the process of being leased to the private sector. In addition, there are about 700 diversified jute producers who employ between 50,000 to 100,000 people in the country.

Average domestic consumption of raw jute amounts to 1.16 million tons per year (BJSA). In addition, Bangladesh is also the top exporter of jute and jute-based products in the world with average exports of around USD 1 billion per annum.

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2nd largest jute producer in the world

Top exporter of jute products in the world

Producer of the finest quality of jute

1.16 M Tons
Annual average
Export growth CAGR
Contribution to Bangladesh’s export
Contribution to Bangladesh’s GDP

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