Overview In 2020, Cambodia was the number 100 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 63 in total exports, the number 70 in total imports, the number 158 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 102 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).

Exports The top exports of Cambodia are Gold ($5.25B), Knit Sweaters ($2.15B), Knit Women's Suits ($1.55B), Trunks and Cases ($1.46B), and Non-Knit Women's Suits ($1.44B), exporting mostly to United States ($7.25B), Singapore ($5.07B), Germany ($1.84B), Japan ($1.63B), and China ($1.46B).

In 2020, Cambodia was the world's biggest exporter of Tanned Furskins ($165M)

Imports The top imports of Cambodia are Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($2.08B), Refined Petroleum ($1.82B), Gold ($1.43B), Bi-Wheel Vehicle Parts ($517M), and Cars ($450M), importing mostly from China ($8.07B), Thailand ($5.74B), Vietnam ($4.39B), Singapore ($1.59B), and Chinese Taipei ($750M).

In 2020, Cambodia was the world's biggest importer of Leather Sheets ($34.1M)

Location Cambodia borders Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam by land.

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Cambodia.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Data is presented based on data availability. Only countries using the Harmonic System (HS) are selected. Every source is shown using their own latest twelve months of data.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Top Export (2020): Gold, $5.25B

Top Destination (2020): United States, $8.07B

In 2020, Cambodia exported a total of $28.7B, making it the number 63 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Cambodia have changed by $11.9B from $16.8B in 2015 to $28.7B in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Gold ($5.25B), Knit Sweaters ($2.15B), Knit Women's Suits ($1.55B), Trunks and Cases ($1.46B), and Non-Knit Women's Suits ($1.44B). The most common destination for the exports of Cambodia are United States ($7.25B), Singapore ($5.07B), Germany ($1.84B), Japan ($1.63B), and China ($1.46B).

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2019 - 2020)

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Cambodia Exports Services (2019): $6.09B

Cambodia Imports Services (2019): $3.27B

In 2019, Cambodia exported $6.09B worth of services. The top services exported by Cambodia in 2019 were Personal travel ($3.42B), Business travel ($1.35B), Transportation ($786M), Government services, n.i.e. ($232M), and Other business services ($117M).

The top services imported by Cambodia in 2019 were Transportation ($1.68B), Personal travel ($825M), Insurance services ($167M), Construction services ($166M), and Computer and information services ($141M).

Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Cambodia has a high level of specialization in Tanned Furskins (116), Cassava (96.6), Gum Coated Textile Fabric (49.8), Knit Babies' Garments (41.5), and Documents of title (bonds etc) and unused stamps (40). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Cambodia observed and expected exports in each product.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Cambodia according to the relatedness index, are Other Cloth Articles (0.2), Jute Woven Fabric (0.16), Tea (0.16), Nutmeg, mace and cardamons (0.16), and Non-Retail Pure Cotton Yarn (0.16). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Cambodia is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Cambodia. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Cambodia exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.

Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 19 years Cambodia's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively less complex, moving from the ⁩⁨97th to the 102nd⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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