AEIR 2018

Estimates indicate GDP growth slowed from 6.3% in FY2017 to 5.5% in FY2018 on weaker industrial production. Construction remained an important growth driver despite the slowdown in hydropower projects, which cut the FY2017 9.8% expansion to 5.0%. Services grew a rapid 8.0% on robust expansion in wholesale and retail trade, hotels and restaurants, and transportation and communications. Revenue from international tourism rose by 5.0%. On the demand side, growth in consumption was a major contributor to sustaining growth, as private consumption grew markedly and government current spending remained robust. Growth will likely accelerate to 5.7% in FY2019 and 6.0% in FY2020. Services, particularly wholesale and retail business and tourism, will continue to drive the economy.

Source: Asian Development Outlook 2019, ADB.
Latest Month-Ago Year-Ago
Headline Inflation Rate 1 3.1 (Dec18)1.7 0.0
Merchandise Export Growth 1 -17.4 (May19)-17.4 -1.8
1 y-o-y, %.
Source: CEIC database.

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