Potato exports through Chattogram Port in Bangladesh are down 45% – despite a record yield
The export of potatoes through the Chattogram Port has dropped significantly, owing to various reasons, including price rise, sub-standard packaging, product quality deficiency, and the fluctuating taka-dollar exchange rate.
According to data from the Plant Quarantine Station of the port, potato exports through the port fell by 45% in FY23, compared to the corresponding period of FY22. The port shipped 29,560 tons of potatoes in FY23, down by 24,967 tons from 54,527 tons exported in FY22. Data shows that 95% of the country’s export potatoes are shipped through the Chattogram Port.