Akij Group is one of the largest Bangladeshi industrial conglomerates.The industries under this conglomerate include textiles, tobacco, food and beverage, cement, ceramics, printing and packaging, pharmaceuticals, consumer products etc. In 2009, Akij Group paid 390 million euros in tax, making it the biggest local tax-payer, contributing two per cent to the nation's entire budget. Akij also provides services in healthcare, information and communication technology. Its turnover in 2009 was 89 billion taka. In 2018, Akij sold their tobacco division to JTI for $1.47 billion. It was the biggest ever single foreign direct investment in Bangladesh.