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Construction Revival Behind Import Growth

A 22.8 percent increase in the value of imports to Cambodia this year is partly due to a high demand for construction materials, a Commerce Ministry official said yesterday. In the first 11 months of 2012, total trade in and out of Cambodia reached $12.31 billion, ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Kampot Pepper Demand Sees Production Increase

Growing demand abroad for Kampot pepper has resulted in production levels for the commodity increasing by 22 percent to 22 tons during this year’s harvest, officials said yesterday. Nguon Lay, president of the Kampot Pepper Association, said that the amount of farmland used to cultivate pepper ...

Demand slow for Phnom Penh office space

Slow demand for office space in Phnom Penh is leaving the owners of high-rise buildings constructed in recent years struggling to find clients, according to real estate experts. But construction of the Vattanac Capital Tower, a $150 million, 36-story building slated to open its first ...

Croc skins new focus for farmers

Crocodile farmers in Siem Reap are turning away from the export of hatchlings to Vietnam, choosing instead sell the reptiles for their skins. Luon Nam, president of the province’s Crocodile Feeding Association, said yesterday the reliance on Vietnam was an unsustainable strategy for the industry. Any change ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122853645/Business/croc-skins-new-focus-for-farmers.html

After record high, garment exports slow

As predicted by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank earlier this year, growth in Cambodia’s garment sector has started to slow due to weakening demand from markets in the US and Europe. According to the latest figures released by the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia ...

Property prices remain flat in Phnom Penh

Despite signs that demand is starting to come back to the real estate sector, an oversupply in the market has kept prices for commercial and residential properties in Phnom Penh flat over the past 12 months, according to data from Bonna Realty Group. Prices for commercial ...

Kampot pepper prices expected to grow in January

The Kampot Pepper Association said yesterday that the price of pepper would increase in January to $8 per kg, up from $7 currently. Nguon Lay, president of the association, said that the price hike was due to strong demand from abroad and high production costs ...

More money for meat

Meat prices on Phnom Penh’s markets have seen large gains over the first half of the year, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce’s Trade Promotion Department. Local vendors say the price increase comes due to a decrease in imports, forcing purchases of domestically ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070450154/Business/more-money-for-meat.html

Farmers Look to Cassava for Its High Prices

The number of farmers growing cassava in Cambodia has increased with the land dedicated to its cultivation having been doubled this year. Floods in Thailand resulted in a drop in availability increasing demand and as a result prices. 294,359 hectares of cassava have been planted ...

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