Charting Cambodia – Charting Economy

Pages

56 pages

Published

July 2021

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

Key Questions


Begin With Questions, Not Information

As part of the country’s economic profile, the economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Cambodia’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of Cambodia’s economy?
  • What is the size of Cambodia’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Cambodia? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does Cambodia’s economy rely on external trade?
  • Economic Freedom Index: How free is Cambodia’s economy?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Cambodia’s competitiveness at the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How competitive is Cambodia?
  • How are Cambodia’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • How is the minimum wage in Cambodia compared to others in the region?
  • How has labor productivity in Cambodia changed over the years, and in relation to comparable countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in Cambodia?
  • How good is Cambodia in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Cambodia’s economic development, average income, and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Cambodia?
  • What is the poverty rate in Cambodia, and how does it compare to others?
  • How has the unemployment rate in Cambodia changed over recent years?
  • How is income distributed in Cambodia, and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Cambodia?
  • How has the quality of life changed over the years?
  • How many SDG has Cambodia achieved to date?

As part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Cambodia’s recent economic growth, its key drivers as well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Cambodia’s economy over the past ten years, and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for Cambodia’s economy in the last year?
  • How much does each sector contribute to the overall growth?
  • What are the latest signals from the leading indicators?
  • What is the growth outlook for Cambodia’s economy, and how does it compare with others?

As part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores Cambodia’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as the balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How early can the economy reopen from the Covid crisis?
  • What is the risk of inflation over the next 12 months?
  • What is the health of Cambodia’s banking sector?
  • What has been the trend in Cambodia’s fiscal budget deficit?
  • Balance of Payment: Where are the key risks?
  • Does Cambodia have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the currency performed compared to others?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for Brunei and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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