Jute and Jute Products of Bangladesh: Contributions and Challenges


  • Swapna Akter MBSTU
  • Md Nazmus Sadekin MBSTU
  • Nazrul Islam Rabindra University, Bangladesh




Cash Crop, Jute, Jute products, Jute Industry, Golden Fibre


Jute is one of Bangladesh’s main cash crops. The contribution of the jute sector to the economy of Bangladesh is enormous. In Bangladesh, Jute is a vital sector from economical, agricultural, industrial, and commercial perspectives. Different kinds of jute products are made in Bangladesh and the products are environmentally friendly as well. Every year Bangladesh earns an amount of foreign currency by exporting jute and jute products in different countries all over the world. That contributes to the national income of Bangladesh. Jute was once called Bangladesh's 'Golden Fibre. But this industry's present and future prosperity and growth are vulnerable. There exist many problems in the jute industry of Bangladesh, such as; lack of scientific knowledge and modern tools, market tools, unavailability of quality seeds, low productivity, inappropriate market forecasting, land fragmentation, natural calamities, conflicts and economic crisis in the world market, etc. Based on the existing problems, we will try to give some policies that may help to eradicate the problems and improve the present conditions of the jute industry in Bangladesh.


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Author Biographies

Swapna Akter, MBSTU

Department of Economics, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU), Tangail-1902, BANGLADESH

Md Nazmus Sadekin, MBSTU

Department of Economics, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University (MBSTU), Tangail-1902, BANGLADESH

Nazrul Islam, Rabindra University, Bangladesh

Department of Economics, Rabindra University, Bangladesh, Sirajganj, BANGLADESH


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How to Cite

Akter, S. ., Sadekin, M. N. ., & Islam, N. . (2020). Jute and Jute Products of Bangladesh: Contributions and Challenges. Asian Business Review, 10(3), 143–152. https://doi.org/10.18034/abr.v10i3.480