ROLE OF AGRO-INDUSTRY IN BANGLADESH ECONOMY: AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF LINKAGES AND MULTIPLIERS

The study was undertaken to evaluate the contribution of agro-industry in the Bangladesh economy. The latest two input-output tables of the year 1993-94 and 2001-2002 in Bangladesh were used to calculate inter-industry linkage indices and multiplier effects. Agroindustry contributes a significant portion of national income and the prospect of employment generation is increasing at the higher extent for the sectors food processing, tanning and leather finishing, leather industry, saw milling and wooden furniture. Food processing, fish processing, tanning and leather finishing, leather fabrication, livestock, and poultry were the key sectors of the Bangladesh economy. Input dependence of some of the agricultural production sectors were increased from early nineties to early two thousand. Tanning and leather finishing, leather processing, edible oil, food processing and paper industry draw heavily on other primary industries across a broad spectrum of supplying industries and these sectors have powerful stimulus to the economy than the other sectors. Most of the agricultural processing sectors including some agricultural production sectors have better potential to generate more income. All the agro-processing industries except edible oil generate the higher income of which tanning and leather finishing, jute bailing, rice milling and sweeteners generate high level of income. The highest employment was generated in the sector livestock followed by poultry. The agro-industries having large multiplier values were the edible oil, leather finishing, rice milling, ata and flour milling and fish processing.


Editor(s):
MIA, MD. IDRIS ALI
MIAH, TOFAZZAL HOSSAIN
Issue Date:
Dec 31 2009
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0237- 3539 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/200118
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 32, Number 1-2
Page range:
31-48
Total Pages:
18
Series Statement:
XXXII
1 & 2




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