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U.S.-Cambodia Trade Facts

The United States and Cambodia meet regularly under our 2006 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), which provides a platform for addressing bilateral issues and coordinating on regional and multilateral issues. 

In 2018, Cambodia GDP was an estimated $24.5 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 7.3%; and the population was 16 million. (Source: IMF)

The United States remains Cambodia’s largest trading partner and export market. Cambodia is currently our 66th largest goods trading partner with $4.3 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $447 million; goods imports totaled $3.8 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cambodia was $3.4 billion in 2018.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Cambodia supported an estimated 1 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available).

Exports

Cambodia was the United States' 104th largest goods export market in 2018.

U.S. goods exports to Cambodia in 2018 were $447 million, up 11.6% ($46 million) from 2017 and up 189.7% from 2008. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: vehicles ($290 million), food waste, animal feed ($27 million), machinery ($24 million), paper, paperboard ($12 million), and hides and skins ($9 million).

U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Cambodia totaled $62 million in 2018. Leading domestic export categories include: soybean meal ($13 million), distillers grains ($12 million), prepared food ($6 million), beef & beef products ($5 million), and hides & skins ($4 million).

Imports

Cambodia was the United States' 57th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.

U.S. goods imports from Cambodia totaled $3.8 billion in 2018, up 24.8% ($759 million) from 2017, and up 58.6% from 2008. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: knit apparel ($1.8 billion), woven apparel ($628 million), leather products ($390 million), footwear ($329 million), and plastics ($189 million).

U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cambodia totaled $24 million in 2018. Leading categories include: rice ($1 million), rubber & allied products ($162 thousand), snack foods ($162 thousand), processed fruit & vegetables ($152 thousand), and spices ($56 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cambodia was $3.4 billion in 2018, a 26.7% increase ($713 million) over 2017.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cambodia (stock) was $151 million in 2017, a 11.9% increase from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Cambodia.

Cambodia's FDI in the United States (stock) was $5 million in 2017. There is no information on the distribution of Cambodia FDI in the U.S.

NOTE: No services trade data with Cambodia are available.