Over 30 percent of Bangladesh’s imported food calories fall under export restrictions (Dhaka Tribune)
Dhaka Tribune published an article stating how countries have pursued restrictive export measures in response to the Ukraine conflict, thereby putting significant pressure on countries like Bangladesh that largely depend on imports for key food and fertilizer products. The current spate of export restrictions by some countries is impacting over 31 percent of Bangladesh’s imported food calories, says the IFPRI tool, Food & Fertilizer Export Restrictions Tracker). The current share of restrictions on imported calories is 31.28 percent for Bangladesh. It was even higher at 38.60 percent during the height of restrictions imposed by exporting countries a few months ago. The IFPRI findings are easily corroborated by official statistics.