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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.

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.