AEIR 2021

Real GDP contracted by 6.2% in 2020, reversing the 5.0% growth in 2019, as measures to contain COVID-19 cut domestic demand, and steep declines in tourism and export receipts pummeled the external sector. Growth is forecast to return to 3.5% in 2021 with a gradual revival in domestic demand and private consumption. Economic growth should accelerate to 6.0% in 2022 with an expected recovery in tourism and the full reopening of the economy. Industry is forecast to expand by 7.6% in 2021 as continued fiscal stimulus supports construction and other sectors and as external demand rebounds. GDP is forecast to grow by 6.0% in 2022.

Source: Asian Development Outlook 2021.
Latest Month-Ago Year-Ago
Headline Inflation Rate 1 9.9 (Jun21)7.7 6.1
Industrial/ Manufacturing Production Growth Rate 1 2.3 (Mar21)7.8
Merchandise Export Growth 1 45.0 (May21)45.0 70.1
Exchange Rate Index 2 175.8 (Jun21)187.3 169.4
1 y-o-y, %.
2 Monthly average, January 2006 = 100, $/local currency.
Source: CEIC database.

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