Economic Trivia

The garment industry currently employs about 400,000 people and accounts for about 70% of Cambodia's total exports.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2016): China, Thailand, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2016): Apparel: Knit, Footwear, and Apparel: Non Knit

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Garments; Construction; Rice Milling

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $70,752,827,801 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 7.52% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $4,354 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 104/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.891% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $15,335,711,228 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 21.7% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) Data unavailable
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 16.349% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($2,772,941,185) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 9,069,699 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 30.435% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 26.881% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 42.685% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 1.048% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $15,554,628,992 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $15,135,150,382 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 136.01% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $3,102,579,484 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $5,248,750,565 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Cambodia’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank