A recent study of the Kingdom's private sector indicates that the most pressing problem
faced by manufacturers is a lack of working capital, followed by increasing competition
domestically and from illegal and legal imports.
Of those surveyed, 63 % said insufficient working capital was the "main obstacle
to more rapid growth". The study, entitled "The Private Maunfacturing Sector
in Cambodia: A survey of 63 firms", was produced by the Mekong Project Development
Facility (MPDF), an adjunct of the International Finance Corporation. The report
says "the problem of corruption was mentioned by some managers as a serious
issue in certain cases, but was not cited unilaterally as a principal major obstacle."