Exporting guide to Cambodia

Overview

Cambodia is bordered by Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, with the Gulf of Thailand on its south-western coast. It has a population of over 16 million, with rising spending power predicted.

Trade statistics

£132.0 million total UK exports to Cambodia for the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

111th largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

less than 0.1% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

GDP growth

Cambodia has experienced positive GDP growth every year since since 2014, and this has been projected to continue until at least 2024. This should lead to an increase in spending power for local consumers.

Top five UK goods exported to Cambodia, in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

Goods Value (£million)
Cars 13.5
Animal feeding stuffs 7.8
Medicinal & pharmaceutical products 3.1
Beverages 2.3
Clothing 2.0

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: July 2022
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Cambodia: at a glance

Economic growth

-3.1%

Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is -9.3% (IMF, 2020, actual figure)

GDP per capita

$1,736

Actual figure (IMF, 2019)
The UK is $43,121 (IMF, 2019, actual figure)

Currency

Riel

Business language

Khmer, English

Time zone

GMT +7

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