Market profile

Cambodians traditionally greet each other by pressing their palms together in front of their bodies and bowing, called a 'sompeah', with a younger or lower rank person gernerally initiating the greeting. This custom has been partially replaced by the Western practice of shaking hands and it is considered acceptable for foreigners to shake hands with Cambodians of both sexes.

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Facts

  • Imports from Cambodia A$288 million
  • Exports to Cambodia A$122.7 million
  • Capital Phnom Penh
  • Official Language Khmer
  • Area 176,520 sq km
  • Population 15.5 million

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Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Cambodia and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

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Smartraveller

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Cambodia. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

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