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 2019, Cambodia GDP was an estimated $26.7 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 7.0%; and the population was 16 million. (Source: IMF)

Cambodia is currently our 58th largest goods trading partner with $5.9 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2019. Goods exports totaled $514 million; goods imports totaled $5.4 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cambodia was $4.8 billion in 2019.


  • Cambodia was the United States' 100th largest goods export market in 2019.
  • U.S. goods exports to Cambodia in 2019 were $514 million, up 15.3% ($68 million) from 2018 and up 304.4% from 2009.
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: vehicles ($345 million), machinery ($27 million), food waste, animal feed ($19 million), paper, paperboard ($11 million), and plastics ($10 million).
  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Cambodia totaled $63 million in 2019. Leading domestic export categories include: distillers grains ($11 million), soybean meal ($9 million), hides & skins ($7 million), prepared food ($7 million), and beef & beef products ($7 million).


•    Cambodia was the United States' 44th largest supplier of goods imports in 2019.

•    U.S. goods imports from Cambodia totaled $5.4 billion in 2019, up 40.7% ($1.6 billion) from 2018, and up 178.4% from 2009 

  •  The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2019 were: knit apparel ($2.1 billion), leather products ($903 million), woven apparel ($685 million), footwear ($486 million), and furniture ($463 million).
  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cambodia totaled $19 million in 2019. Leading categories include: rice ($2 million), snack foods ($566 thousand), processed fruit & vegetables ($298 thousand), rubber & allied products ($205 thousand), and spices ($119 thousand).

Trade Balance

•    The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cambodia was $4.8 billion in 2019, a 44.1% increase ($1.5 billion) over 2018.


•    U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Cambodia (stock) was $187 million in 2018 (latest data available). There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Cambodia.

•    Cambodia's FDI in the United States (stock) was $4 million in 2019, unchanged from 2018. There is no information on the distribution of Cambodia FDI in the U.S.

NOTE: No services trade data with Cambodia are available.