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Less palm sugar due to production delay

Kampong Speu palm sugar production is projected to decrease slightly this year due to a late start, though prices are expected to rise thanks to the sugar’s growing popularity following its geographical indication certification. Despite the drop in production, Hong Hoeung, director of Kampong Speu Palm ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/Business/less-palm-sugar-due-to-production-delay.html

UTCC: Rubber prices won't bounce back

Domestic rubber prices are likely to stay below 120 baht a kilogramme over the next five years due to the sluggish world economic outlook that has sapped demand. The lingering euro-zone debt crisis, weak growth in rubber-using countries and rising production in Asean will continue to ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/308754/utcc-rubber-prices-won-t-bounce-back

Rubber Prices Plummet Despite Increase in Exports

Revenues generated from rubber exports dropped 25 percent to $41 million in the first four months of the year compared to the same period in 2011, as rubber prices on the international market plummeted, according to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Commerce. While rubber ...

Cheap Thai Green Beans Send Local Prices Downward

Large quantities of cheap green bean exports from Thailand are driving down prices of the product in Kompong Cham province by as much as 40 percent compared to the same period last year and forcing farmers to grow other crops, officials and farmers said yesterday. The ...

Inflation dips in November

The Kingdom’s inflation rate fell month-on-month in November for the first time all year, dropping 0.7 per cent from October, according to National Institute of Statistics data. However, year-on-year inflation in November increased 5.7 per cent, the NIS reported. “We see that we got a bigger supply ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011122653610/Business/inflation-dips-in-november.html

Prices steady in October

Consumer prices in the Kingdom rose about five per cent year-on-year in October, according to the National Institute of Statistics, though they held steady from September. Declining food and fuel prices, along with an appreciating US dollar, were listed as the main reasons for the stabilisation ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011113053042/Business/prices-steady-in-october.html

Garment shipments jump 30% on low prices

Cambodia’s garment and textile exports grew by more than 30 per cent year-on-year through October, according to Ministry of Commerce data. The exports increased by nearly US$880 million, reaching $3.47 billion, the data showed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011112252877/Business/garment-shipments-jump-30-on-low-prices.html

Food, fuel prices jump again

Heightened global food and fuel prices continued to inflate Cambodia’s market in September, and experts said flood damages would elevate costs further toward the end of the year. Year-on-year inflation hit 6.7 per cent in last month, up 1 per cent from August, according to data ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011102552319/Business/food-fuel-prices-jump-again.html

Land for Rubber Farms to Nearly Double by 2020

Cambodia expects to almost double the amount of land used to cultivate rubber between now and 2020, a move that rights groups say could result in more evictions across Cambodia. Ly Phalla, director general of General Directorate of Rubber Plantations, said yesterday that there are ...

Farmers respond to lobster price hikes

As prices continue to climb for freshwater lobster, farming of the crustacean in Cambodia is increasing. A kilogram of top-quality lobster sells for about US$30, up from $10 in 2005, according to lobster farmers. The government is seeking to foster new growth in Cambodia’s wild ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011090651474/Business/farmers-respond-to-lobster-price-hikes.html

Petrol prices squeeze domestic consumers

Soaring prices for gasoline and goods have hurt some Cambodian consumers, causing what economists have said was a drop in the living standard of the Kingdom’s lower-income population. Gasoline traded at 5,300 riel per litre in Phnom Penh yesterday, an increase of about  12 percent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080350825/Business/petrol-prices-squeeze-domestic-consumers.html

Inflation rates driven by increases in food prices

The Kingdom’s consumer price index tracked a 1.4 percent increase in May over April, according to National Institute of Statistics’ latest figures. Prices at the end of May were 6.5 percent higher than the same date the year previous, the figures show. Experts said Cambodia’s ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070650211/Business/inflation-rates-driven-by-increases-in-food-prices.html

Cambodia’s Vietnam trade increasing

Prices for Vietnamese goods are increasing driving up demand for lower cost Cambodian goods. Exports to Cambodia’s neighbor have increased by more than 84 percent for the beginning of 2011, totaling some $247 million according to the Vietnam Trade Office. Inflation is rising in Vietnam ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072250562/Business/cambodias-vietnam-trade-increasing.html

Buyers going for gold

Consumer interest in gold has increased in Cambodia even with the price of gold at a record high. Gold is up more than $333 from the same time last year. The increase in gold prices is said to be a result of the 2008 financial ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072050514/Business/buyers-going-for-gold.html

Exports of rice quadruple

Exports of rice from Cambodia have quadrupled in the first part of 2011 according to the Ministry of Commerce. Rising international prices along with high domestic yields have spurred the growth to 80,442 tons of rice being exported compared to 17,144 tons the previous year ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011070850271/Business/exports-of-rice-quadruple.html

Sokimex Plans High-Rise Condos for Peninsula

Sokimex Group is set to break ground on six high-rise condominium buildings in Phnom Penh. Originally suspended in 2010 by Sok Kong because of low demand, the project has now been green lit. Phnom Penh property prices fallen 50 percent since 2008. ...

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

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