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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.  For information on upcoming U.S. meetings with Cambodia, see the Calendar of Events page.

Cambodia is a party to many regional free trade agreement agreements.  These include the ASEAN Free Trade Area, and ASEAN agreements with Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, China, and Korea.  Cambodia also is participating in the 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations.

Cambodia is currently our 65th largest goods trading partner with $3.2 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $361 million; goods imports totaled $2.8 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cambodia was $2.5 billion in 2016.

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' 103rd largest goods export market in2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Cambodia in 2016 were $361 million, down 7.8% ($30 million) from 2015 but up 384.1% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: vehicles ($233 million), machinery ($32 million), food waste, animal feed ($22 million), fur  ($8 million), and nonwoven textiles ($7 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Cambodia totaled $51 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: soybean meal ($18 million), distillers grains ($6 million), hides & skins ($5 million), prepared food ($3 million), and beef & beef products ($3 million).

Imports

  • Cambodia was the United States' 61st largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Cambodia totaled $2.8 billion in 2016, down 7.0% ($211 million) from 2015, but up 28.6% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: knit apparel ($1.6 billion), woven apparel ($567 million), footwear ($255 million), plastics ($88 million), and leather products ($66 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cambodia totaled $23 million in 2016. Leading categories include: processed fruit & vegetables ($1 million), rice ($1 million), rubber & allied products ($152 thousand), snack foods ($111 thousand), and spices ($109 thousand).

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cambodia was $2.5 billion in 2016, a 6.9% decrease ($181 million) over 2015.

Investment

  • There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Cambodia.

  • No data on Cambodia's FDI in the U.S. are available. 

NOTE: No services trade data with Cambodia are available.