Strengthening investment and exports enabled Southeast Asia’s biggest economy to grow by 5.0% in the first half of 2017. GDP growth is likely to come in at 5.1% this year and 5.3% next year, in line with Asian Development Outlook 2017 forecasts in April. The current account deficit is likely to narrow slightly this year, as forecast, but is now expected to widen next year. Recent trends indicate that inflation will be lower than envisaged in April both this year and next. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update
Note: GDP growth rate forecasts for 2017 and 2018.