Major construction projects under way last year included the
$3.7 billion Hongsa lignite thermal power project, seven new hydropower
projects, and expanded facilities in the capital, Vientiane, to handle a
major international meeting and the Association of Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) University Games t...
oward the end of 2012. Cement
production rose by an estimated 42.4% in 2012, reflecting buoyant
construction. However, the garment industry suffered from weaker
external demand and shortages of skilled labor. Garment exports fell by
25% to $173 million (Figure 3.25.2).
Using imports data from US OTEXA and Eurostat.
Data from Eurostat were converted to US dollars using €/$ average exchange rate for the year.
Sources: Office of Textiles and Apparel. http://otexa.ita.doc.gov; Eurostat http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu (both
accessed 14 March 2013)
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