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China leads foreign investment in 2007

China leads foreign investment in 2007

Investment in Cambodia looks set to be lower for 2007 than 2006 but the Council for

the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has not yet released data for November and December

which could boost the figures. In the first ten months of 2007 combined Cambodian

and foreign direct investment was $1.9 billion. This compares to $4.3 billion in

2006 and $830 million in 2005. Domestic investment is far ahead of foreign direct

investment-57.50 percent of all investment was Cambodian. Foreign direct investment

came largely from the Kingdom's Asian neighbors. ASEAN nations between them accounted

for 8.77 percent of the total, other Asian nations-including China's $122,043,628-accounted

for 22.94 percent. America invested just $616,982 which makes up only 0.03 percent

of the total, and is dwarfed by Saudi Arabia's $131,200,000-6.68 percent of the total.

Agriculture and agro-industry was the sector that attracted most capital investment-some

$57,503,281 spread over seven projects. The garment sector continued to attract investors

with 28 new projects and investment totaling $108,679,225.

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