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Vietnam situation : an analysis and estimate. Chapter V: South Vietnam : an economic appraisal
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May 23, 1967
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23 p.
The economy of South Vietnam, which has been greatly distorted by the war, must further endure strains in 1967, as the demands for goods continue to exceed the supply. Overall industrial output has increased, but the production of major war-related commodities such as cement and textiles declined in 1966. Agricultural production has fallen, particularly the output of the major crops, rice and rubber. Imports have risen sharply, although doubling in value in 1966, but not enough to prevent inflation. Port bottlenecks, especially in Saigon, inefficiency in domestic trade, and corruption and lack of strong economic leadership in the GVN, have all contributed to the inflation.
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