This project was created to address some of the user experience challenges of using trademap.org. For example, users have to click multiple times to create a simple geographic visualization of Bangladesh's trading partners. In this redesigned version of the map, user do not have click as much and can navigate between the maps using the three buttons on the top right. The main goal of this project was to present the users with the option to navigate between Bangladesh's trade data in a clean and a simple interface.
The total imports for the year 2014 was $39.5 Billion. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($2.24B), Heavy Pure Woven Cotton ($1.31B), Raw Cotton ($1.15B), Light Pure Woven Cotton ($1.12B) and Palm Oil ($1.01B). Most of the imports are coming in from the neighboring Asian countries with one exception being the United States.
The data for this project was gathered from trademap.org, a site run the International Trade Centre. All the data is for the year 2014, as the data for 2015 is not available for all the trading partners of Bangladesh. Additional data and information was gathered from MIT’s Observatory of Economic Complexity.
Map created by Hasin I. Ahmed