Economic prospects remain patchy with growth expected to drop to 4.7% in fiscal year (FY) 2013 before rising to 5.7% in FY2014. Aside from stabilizing financial markets and reactivating investment, challenges include addressing the high fiscal deficit, excessive inflation, and tight monetary conditions.

Source: Asian Development Outlook 2016, ADB.
Latest Month-Ago Year-Ago
Composite Stock Price Index 1 28.0 (Feb17)27.0 23.0
Broad Money Growth 2 10.6 (Mar17)10.6 6.5
Headline Inflation Rate 3 3.8 (Mar17)3.7 4.8
Industrial/ Manufacturing Production Growth Rate 3 -1.2 (Feb17)3.3 1.9
Merchandise Export Growth 3 27.6 (Mar17)27.6 17.5
Exchange Rate Index 4 145.5 (Apr17)148.5 149.9
1 Monthly average, local index.
2 %.
3 y-o-y, %.
4 Monthly average, January 2006 = 100, $/local currency.
Source: Bloomberg LP; CEIC database; Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation; Ministry of Commerce and Industry.