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 31.0 (Jun17)30.0 26.0
Broad Money Growth 2 7.1 (Aug17)7.1 7.1
Headline Inflation Rate 3 2.4 (Jul17)1.5 6.1
Industrial/ Manufacturing Production Growth Rate 3 -0.1 (Jun17)2.8 8.0
Merchandise Export Growth 3 3.9 (Jul17)3.9 4.1
Exchange Rate Index 4 144.3 (Aug17)145.3 150.9
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.