Bangladesh’s jute export sector is Bangladesh’s proud claim to sustainability both in terms of natural fibres, but also in the number of livelihoods supported in the value chain. Bangladesh is the world’s second largest producer of jute, the world’s largest exporter of jute and jute products as well as the origin of the finest quality of jute. The North Eastern part of Bangladesh, is a jute growing area that is popular for having the highest quality of jute fibre, which can be claimed to be one of the best qualities of jute in the world. The sector has however not fully been able to maximise the potential that crop offers as it falls somewhat behind her other competitors in applying recent technological advancements. Catching up on this front would unleash the sector’s true potential.

Jute product exports have shown consistent growth over recent years. The sector has also continued to diversify thanks to various initiatives to widen the range. This is also to thanks to the unique qualities of golden fibre and advances in methods of blending that enable creation of less crude products.


Bangladesh Exports of Jute & Jute goods (US$ million)


Products 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Jute & Jute goods  962.42 1025.55 816.27 882.35 1161.48 1127.63
Raw Jute (5303) 167.84 155.68 112.48 129.89 138.15 216.18
Jute Yarn & Twine (5307) 607.88 647.72 512.42 564.26 799.04 697.80
Jute Sacks & Bags (630510) 127.53 122.82 82.86 106.54 138.66 119.23
Others 59.17 99.33 108.51 81.66 85.63 94.42
Source: EPB Data


Bangladesh is producing an widening range of jute products including close to 300 Jute Diversified Products (JDP). Notable categories of JDPs include home textiles, household furniture/decoration, gardening items, paper/packaging products, office stationery, floor cover/mat, bags, jute geo-textile, fashion accessories and footwear.


Leading Players:

Anwar Jute Spinning Mills Ltd.

Ahad Jute Spinners  Ltd.

Alhaj Jute Mills Ltd.

R. A. Jute MillsLtd.

Karim Jute Spinners Ltd.

Janata Jute Mills Ltd.

H. Jute Mills Ltd.

Nawab Abdul Malek Jute Mills (BD) Ltd.

Teamex Jute Mills Ltd.

Sadat Jute Industries Ltd.

Altu Khan Jute Mills Ltd.

Jamuna Jute Industries Ltd.

Prokitree Bangladesh

Asia Jute

Corr-The Jute Works

Mony Jute


Key Institutions:


Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC)

Bangladesh Jute Spinners Association (BJSA)

Bangladesh Jute Association (BJA)

Jute Diversification Promotion Centre (JDBC)