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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 67th largest goods trading partner with $3.5 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $400 million; goods imports totaled $3.1 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cambodia was $2.7 billion in 2017.

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


Cambodia was the United States' 101st largest goods export market in 2017.

U.S. goods exports to Cambodia in 2017 were $400 million, up 10.9% ($39 million) from 2016 and up 188.3% from 2007. 

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: vehicles ($254 million), food waste, animal feed ($31 million), machinery ($21 million), fur($14 million), and paper, paperboard ($8 million).

U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Cambodia totaled $73 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: soybean meal ($19 million), hides & skins ($12 million), distillers grains ($11 million), prepared food ($5 million), and beef & beef products ($3 million).


Cambodia was the United States' 59th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.

U.S. goods imports from Cambodia totaled $3.1 billion in 2017, up 9.0% ($252 million) from 2016, and up 24.5% from 2007. 

The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: knit apparel ($1.6 billion), woven apparel ($562 million), footwear ($271 million), leather products ($186 million), and plastics ($106 million).

U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Cambodia totaled $22 million in 2017. Leading categories include: processed fruit & vegetables ($2 million), rice ($1 million), rubber & allied products ($369 thousand), snack foods ($199 thousand), and tobacco ($68 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Cambodia was $2.7 billion in 2017, a 8.7% increase ($213 million) over 2016.


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.