Bangladesh is the World’s Leading Onion Importer by Volume


Bangladesh stands out not only as a significant onion market but also as the world’s leading onion importer in terms of quantity. This distinction is based on a comparison of country-wise onion import data. According to the National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh imported a staggering 727,000 tons of onions in 2022, surpassing all other nations in onion imports for that year.

According to the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade), the United States follows Bangladesh as the second-largest importer with 660,000 tons, and Malaysia is the third largest importer of the kitchen item with an import of 525,000 tons that year.

Bangladesh keeps grappling with an inadequate domestic supply to meet the demand. Consequently, the country’s reliance on onion imports, an essential ingredient in cooking, has surged, propelling Bangladesh to the pinnacle of the global list in terms of onion imports.

Source: Fresh Plaza