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.