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  • 50%

    of the Cambodian population is under 18.

  • 160/177

    Cambodia has the lowest rank in ASEAN on Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index.

  • 1000%

    3-year growth in exports of precious stones and metals.

Despite its troubled past and present challenges, Cambodia’s future holds promise. It’s low-cost labor base creates opportunities for basic manufacturing across a range of sectors, especially textiles and finished garments. Other industries with growth potential include mining, resource extraction and tourism.
Quick Facts

  • Population: 14.9 million
  • GDP: $14 billion
  • GDP growth: 7.0 percent

Pros / Cons

  • + Growing domestic consumption
  • + Large number of young workers
  • + Growth potential for basic manufacturing
  • – Legal uncertainties
  • – Extensive bureaucracy
  • – Shortage of skilled workers
Top Exports

  • Articles of apparel
  • Footwear, footwear parts
  • Rubber or rubber products
  • Cereals and cereal crops
  • Precious stones and metals
  • Basic textiles



EU and ASEAN to resume negotiations on a bilateral FTA

March 22nd, 2017 by bdg-asia

Ten years ago, the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) started the talks for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two sides. However, two years later, the talks were discontinued as the EU instead …


ASEAN celebrates 50th anniversary

March 3rd, 2017 by bdg-asia

As a kick-off for the 50th anniversary of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), the organizations´ Foreign Ministers´ Retreat has been held on Boracay Island in the Philippines.Since its foundation in 1967, ASEAN´s scope has developed way beyond the initial …


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