Nominal house prices down 6.55% y-o-y in Q2 2020

The average price of high-end condominium units in Phnom Penh fell by 6.55% y-o-y to USD 3,041 per sq. m. in Q2 2020, based on figures from CBRE Cambodia. On a quarterly basis, high-end condo prices fell by 3.98% in Q2 2020.

Market softens, amidst oversupply

Phnom Penh’s apartment market has been cooling recently mainly due to the oversupply of apartments in the city, according to local real estate experts. While there were no completions in Q2 due to COVID-19 related restrictions, new launches were announced over the period including Leedon Heights Le Condé BKK1 and Grand Condo 7, equivalent to 2,252 units. The total condominium stock in the city in Q2 stood at 20,850 units.

Recently, the World Bank recommended that the Cambodian government should closely monitor the construction and real estate boom in the country by developing policies that could help reduce speculative activity.

Rents, rental yields: yields in Phnom Penh are moderately good, at around 5.33%

Phnom Penh apartment costs are low, at around $2,913 per sq. m. 

Cambodia: typical city centre apartment buying price, monthly rent (120 sq. m)
  Buying price Rate per month Yield
Phnom Penh  $349,560   $1,553 5.33%

Recent news: Cambodia’s economy is projected to contract by 1.6% this year, according to the IMF, in stark contrast to a 7% expansion in 2019, as its main drivers of growth such as manufacturing, exports, and tourism are heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Cambodian economy grew by an annual average of 7.2% from 2011 to 2019.