Bangladeshi Biscuits tops Middle Eastern markets
A favorite Bangladeshi companion to morning, midday, and evening tea, biscuits are increasingly also a top export product, especially to the Middle East. Traditionally sweet or plain, they have lately also been made savory, winning appeal abroad.
For Shafiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, the president of the Biscuit Association of Bangladesh, the reason for the growing demand for snacks is that biscuits are no longer seen as mere nibbles.
This was, according to Bhuiyan, the main factor behind the 10-15 percent growth of the local biscuit market, and also of increasing demand worldwide.
Bangladeshi Export Promotion Bureau data shows that between July 2022 and April 2023, or the first 10 months of the 2022-23 fiscal year, Bangladesh exported biscuits worth more than $30 million. Almost one-third of the exports, $9 million, went to Saudi Arabia
Source: Arab News