This is a single of the most tragic turns in our industry. In the absence of right restructuring or even an exit policy, shrouded by western bankruptcies, hounded by buyers’ unforgiving contracts and power majeure clauses, factories are experiencing turbulent periods. Notion of the market doing nicely and having all the favours from the governing administration ought to kindly be reassessed now. Otherwise, work opportunities of 4.1 million workers will be at stake.

Fact now:

The commercial banking institutions have been instructed by Bangladesh Lender to set up repayment of the rubanastimulus offer by 3rd 7 days Jan, 2021. The letters were being issued working day in advance of yesterday. And the marketplace, amidst the 2nd wave of Covid is taking a deep plunge into uncertainty. With no the moratorium of the income stimulus deal staying extended by 6 a lot more months or the tenure of the personal loan staying extended by at minimum 1 a lot more year (at this time 24 months) the business will collapse.

The Export Marketing Bureau (EPB) of Bangladesh has just published the export efficiency knowledge for the thirty day period of December 2020 which proceeds to portray the worrisome state of affairs of our exports.

RMG has had a consecutive downturn in export in December by 9.64%, which wrapped up the annual export efficiency for 2020 with an unprecedented tumble of 16.94%.

In December, woven garment export posted the worse overall performance since June 2020, as it declined by 18.07%. Knitwear export managed to have a rather secure posture with -.45% advancement in December, many thanks to the need for clothing for residence use.

When wanting at 2 yrs craze, it reveals that progress involving October 2018 and 2020 was -26.03%, and November 2018 and 2020 was -14.32%. The two many years transform in export for the thirty day period of December is -8.55%, that means that we exported 8.55% less in December this 12 months in contrast to what we exported in December 2018!

So, presented the influence of lockdowns in Europe and United states of america and their impression on retail and demand from customers, the worst ever Xmas profits the entire world has witnessed, and most of all the result of price decline (which is all-around 5% due to the fact September 2020), it was a dark calendar year for the Industry that we have observed. As the uncertainties and stresses prompted by the second wave still persist coupled with the unavailability of vaccine, and the effects on international financial system it would go away, this downtrend in export will most likely proceed until April of this year.

I look for all your support to look at the industry point of view and assistance us body our narrative for policymakers to shell out heed to the real problem and not the perceived one.