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 (2019): China, United States, and Thailand
Top 3 Exported Goods (2019): Apparel: Knit, Apparel: Non Knit, and Footwear

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Garments; Construction; Rice Milling

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $73,932,054,537 (2020)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -3.141% (2020)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $4,422 (2020)
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GDP Country Rank 101/197 (2020)

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 %) 2.458% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $15,318,173,631 (2019)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 23.1% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) Data unavailable
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 16.527% (2020)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($3,075,615,892) (2020)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 9,163,843 (2020)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 31.153% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 29.64% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 39.208% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 0.31% (2020)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $16,160,458,172 (2020)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $15,793,225,849 (2020)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 143.299% (2020)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $3,663,032,999 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,814,876,769 (2020)
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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