Market profile

Cambodia is one of the fastest-growing developing countries in Asia. Real gross domestic product (GDP) was expected to grow by seven per cent in 2016 after gains of 6.9 per cent in 2015. Impressive rates of economic growth have led to sharp wage increases which undermine the degree of competitiveness. At the same time, growth has generally been sufficient to create new jobs needed to absorb the rising working-age population, which has been increasing at three per cent annually (faster than the population). Unemployment is officially at 0.6 per cent of the economically active population in 2015.

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Facts

  • Imports from Cambodia A$403 million
  • Exports to Cambodia A$132 million
  • Capital Phnom Penh
  • Official Language Khmer
  • Area 176,520 sq km
  • Population 15.8 million

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Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

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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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