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 (2021): China, United States, and Singapore
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Apparel: Knit, Apparel: Non Knit, and Leather Products

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Garments; Construction; Rice Milling

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $79,360,287,090 (2021)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.026% (2021)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $4,784 (2021)
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GDP Country Rank 101/197 (2021)

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 %) 2.921% (2021)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $20,020,414,892 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 23.1% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) Data unavailable
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 17.865% (2021)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($12,320,932,872) (2021)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 9,345,426 (2021)
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 0.612% (2021)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $18,228,762,399 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $17,417,509,553 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 169.619% (2021)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $3,483,461,606 (2021)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $648,458,948 (2021)
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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