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The Official Journal of the Pan-Pacific Association of Input-Output Studies (PAPAIOS)

Table 4 Distribution of firms by industries

From: Foreign direct investment and productivity spillovers: a firm-level analysis of Bangladesh in comparison with Vietnam

Industry Vietnam Bangladesh
No. of firms Percentage No. of firms Percentage
Food and tobacco 451 14.11% 374 12.82%
Textile and garments 534 16.71% 817 28.01%
Leather 66 2.07% 335 11.48%
Wood 143 4.47% 19 0.65%
Paper and printing 129 4.04% 87 2.98%
Refined petroleum 5 0.16% 5 0.17%
Chemical 115 3.60% 267 9.15%
Rubber and plastic 107 3.35% 49 1.68%
Non-metallic mineral 381 11.92% 46 1.58%
Basic metal and fabricated metal 327 10.23% 94 3.22%
Machinery 125 3.91% 82 2.81%
Electric and electronic 73 2.28% 81 2.78%
Transport machine 70 2.19% 34 1.17%
Furniture, recycling 89 2.78% 158 5.42%
Construction 139 4.35% 7 0.24%
Service of motor vehicle 32 1.00% 26 0.89%
Wholesale 175 5.48% 27 0.93%
Retail 153 4.79% 259 8.88%
Hotel and restaurant 23 0.72% 141 4.83%
Transport, post, communication 47 1.47% 6 0.21%
IT 12 0.38% 3 0.10%
Total 3196 100.00% 2917 100.00%