Cambodia’s industry is expected to grow by 9.2 percent in 2023

Cambodia’s industry is expected to grow by 9.2 percent in 2023


The Cambodian industry is expected to grow by 9.2 per cent in 2023 with support from improved external demand that help boost garment and non-garment manufacturing, while the garment sector is expected to grow by 8.1 per cent in that year due to demand in the United States, the European Union and the Southeast Asian region, primarily Myanmar.

The country’s economy will grow by 6.6 per cent in 2023, 1.2 per cent higher than the projected 5.4 per cent this year, supported by better trends of global demand and higher confidence of investors amid the relaxed and controlled COVID-19 pandemic situation, the government said recently while releasing its macroeconomic and budget strategy.

Inflation is estimated to drop to 2.5 per cent this year from the projected 5 per cent in 2022 as this year the prices of oil and commodities have steeply increased in the international market due to the Russia-Ukraine war and the exchange rate will stay around 4,065 riel against the US dollar, the strategy document stated.

“The government has considered increasing intervention packages to mitigate the impacts of the rising inflation and boost domestic investment to support economic development and creating jobs,” it pointed out.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) for 2022 and 2023 is expected to recover to around 12 per cent and 11.6 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) respectively, supported by rising confidence of investors and faster changes in regional and global production and supply chains, Cambodian media reports quoted the document as saying.

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Author: Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)

Source: khmer Times

Publication date: 25 June 2022