Bangladesh: Flower export can be up to $500m a year, says minister

Bangladesh can earn $500 million a year by exporting flowers thanks to its increasing demand both at home and abroad, Agriculture Minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque said.

"Around $36 billion worth of flowers are sold worldwide every year, and Bangladesh has the potential to capture $500 million sales of the global flower market."

"Strict care should be taken to ensure that there is no mismanagement of any kind."

Tk 1,500 crore worth of flowers are sold every year in the country, and 15 lakh people are employed in the domestic flower sector, traders said. The traders will be able to process and export flowers from the wholesale market built by the Department of Agricultural Marketing, officials said.


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