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Cambodia and Laos Food and Drink Report Q2 2016

Cambodia and Laos Food and Drink Report Q2 2016

BMI View: We believe that Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar will offer substantial opportunities for investorsas their economies grow rapidly and become more integrated with the world economy. Growingpopulations, growing GDP, increased urbanisation and a demographic profile favouring a young targetbase all offer opportunities for food and drink operators looking to establish a foothold in the region.

Nonetheless, the risks of operating in the region are still high, which means that multinational companiesneed to be here for the long run.

Latest Updates & Industry Developments

Food sales per capita in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar (CLM) are still low by regional and globalstandards, and food continues to account for a great share of total household spending. Therefore, anyincrease in disposable incomes will automatically translate into greater food sales. As we expect strongeconomic activity in CLM over the next five years, we hold a positive growth outlook for sales of foodand non-alcoholic drinks.

In particular, we hold a very favourable outlook for Myanmar's food industry. The country offers asizeable consumer base compared with Cambodia and Laos. As it continues to open to foreign investors,we expect multinationals to expand in the country. Many food and drink manufacturers - includingNestlé, Unilever, The Coca-Cola Company and Carlsberg - have entered the market since 2013.

In spite of an attractive growth outlook, we caution that the costs of operating in CLM are still very high -including weak distribution networks, burdensome administrative procedures and poor infrastructure.Therefore, multinational companies need to play the long game when investing in the region, bydedicating sufficient funds and establishing strong partnerships with local actors.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Food & Drink
Industry Forecast
Cambodia
Latest Forecasts
Structural Trends
Table: Food Sales (Cambodia 2013
2020)
Table: Non
Alcoholic Drink Sales (Cambodia 20132020)
Laos
Latest Forecasts
Structural Trends
Table: Food Sales (Laos 2013
2020)
Table: Non
Alcoholic Drink Sales (Laos 20132020)
Myanmar
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
Table: Food Sales (Myanmar 2013
2020)
Table: Non
Alcoholic Drink Sales (Myanmar 20132020)
Industry Risk Reward Index
Asia Pacific Risk/Reward Index
Table: Asia Pacific Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Q216
CLM Industry Risk Reward Index
Market Overview
CLM Market Overview
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Cambodia 1990
2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Cambodia 1990
2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Cambodia 1990
2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Cambodia 1990
2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Cambodia 1990
2025)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Laos 1990
2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Laos 1990
2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Laos 1990
2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Laos 1990
2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Laos 1990
2025)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Myanmar 1990
2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Myanmar 1990
2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Myanmar 1990
2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Myanmar 1990
2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Myanmar 1990
2025)
Glossary
Food & Drink
Mass Grocery Retail
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
SectorSpecific Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Food & Drink Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting

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