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 27.0 (Jan17)26.0 24.0
Broad Money Growth 2 6.6 (Dec16)6.6 8.5
Headline Inflation Rate 3 3.4 (Dec16)3.6 5.6
Industrial/ Manufacturing Production Growth Rate 3 5.7 (Nov16)-1.8 -3.4
Merchandise Export Growth 3 5.7 (Dec16)5.7 2.3
Exchange Rate Index 4 153.6 (Jan17)153.6 153.0
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.