AEIR 2019/2020

GDP growth expanded by 3.9% in 2019 from 0.1% in 2018, with the dominant oil and gas industry growing by 4.7% after contracting 1.1% in 2018. The recovery coupled with new downstream production of petroleum and chemical products further boosted economic activity. On the demand side, private consumption saw its highest growth in 6 years, expanding by 5.9% in 2019 from 2.2% in 2018. Improved labor conditions as well as lower inflation encouraged household spending and is expected to support the country’s recovery in the near term. With the impact of COVID-19, the economy is forecast to grow a slower 2.0% in 2020 before bouncing back to 3.0% in 2021.

Source: Asian Development Outlook 2020, ADB
Latest Month-Ago Year-Ago
Broad Money Growth 1 1.9 (Aug20)1.9 2.5
Headline Inflation Rate 2 2.1 (Aug20)2.0 -0.8
Merchandise Export Growth 2 -61.8 (Jul20)-61.8 -17.2
Exchange Rate Index 3 83.4 (Oct20)83.8 84.0
1 %.
2 y-o-y, %.
3 Monthly average, January 2006 = 100, $/local currency.
Source: CEIC database.

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