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Ranked 19 of 26 for comprehensive power, with an overall score of 9.1 out of 100.

Lost 0.3 points (−3% change) in overall score in 2023.


Bangladesh is a minor power in Asia.

Bangladesh’s score dropped by 0.3 points in 2022, representing a slight decrease compared to 2021.

Bangladesh performs best in cultural influence, where it places 16th. Its lowest ranking measure is economic relationships, in which it places 24th.

In 2022, Bangladesh saw its greatest improvement in cultural influence, where it gained three places to 16th, becoming its strongest measure. By contrast, Bangladesh declined by one rank in economic capability, future resources, and diplomatic influence measures.

Bangladesh exerts less influence in the region than expected given its available resources, as indicated by the country’s negative power gap score, which remains similar to 2021.

Read more analysis in the Key Findings report. Explore further results in the Scores section.

Bilateral Influence

Bilateral trade, current dollars (2020)

Countries that influence Bangladesh

Globally, which countries does Bangladesh do most of its trade with?

European Union 19.5%

China 15.3%

India 9.3%

United States 8.0%

United Kingdom 3.7%

Countries influenced by Bangladesh

Which countries in the region rely most on trade with Bangladesh?

India 1.4%

Pakistan 1.0%

Sri Lanka 0.8%

Indonesia 0.6%

New Zealand 0.5%