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ASEAN Statistics Releases Latest Economic Updates

The latest ASEAN statistics showed that in 2013, the region recorded real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of 5.1%, with international merchandise trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), posting an increase of 1.4% and 7.1%, respectively.

In terms of nominal GDP, ASEAN GDP increased from US$2.3 trillion in 2012 to US$2.4 trillion in 2013, with the per capita GDP reaching US$3,837 in 2013 from US$3,761 in 2012. Indonesia was the biggest economy in ASEAN, with US$863 billion, followed by Thailand at US$388 billion and Malaysia with US$312 billion. In terms of per capita GDP, Singapore topped the rest of the ASEAN Member States, with US$55,183 followed by Brunei Darussalam with US$39,677. Both countries also registered lower inflation rates at 1.5% and 0.2%, respectively. Details on ASEAN macroeconomics indicators are available here.

In 2013 ASEAN international merchandise trade amounted to US$2.5 trillion, with total export receipts of US$1.3 trillion and import payments of US$1.2 trillion. Trade among ASEAN Member States represented 24.2% of the region’s total trade. China, the biggest trade partner, cornered 12% of exports and 16% of imports. Other leading trade partners include European Union, Japan, and USA. Electrical machinery and equipment were the top export earner at US$277 billion while mineral fuels, mineral oils and product of their distillation were the highest imported commodity products at US$274 billion. Details on ASEAN international merchandise trade are available here.

Inward flows of FDI in ASEAN rose from US$114 billion in 2012 to US$122 billion in 2013. Intra-ASEAN investments grew steadily in recent years although share to total ASEAN FDI inflows remained at around 17 percent.  During the period 2011-2013, ASEAN received the highest FDI from European Union and Japan, accounting for almost 40 percent of the total ASEAN FDI inflows. In 2013, European Union’s FDI represented 22% of total ASEAN FDI inflows, followed by Japan (18.7%) and ASEAN. Details on ASEAN FDI inflows are available here.

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