With a renewed economic dynamism, Cambodia has started a new growth cycle. Growing from an economy that is very dependent on raw materials and tourism, Cambodia is now engaged towards industry and export.

  • Official country name: Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Capital: Phnom Penh
  • Total Area: 181,035 km²
  • Government: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary elective constitutional monarchy
  • Currency: Riel – KHR
  • Drives on the: right
  • Calling Code: +855
  • Internet TLD: .kh

Demographics

  • Population: 15,957,223 (July 2016 Estimate)
  • Population Density: 81.8/km²
  • Official Languages: Khmer
  • HDI: 0.563 (medium)
  • Ethnic Groups: (2013)
    • 97.6% Khmer
    • 1.2% Chams
    • 0.1% Vietnamese
    • 0.1% Chinese
    • 0.9% Other

Taxes in Cambodia

Aiming at helping local businesses and foreign companies, the Cambodian government has set an attractive tax system.

Key economic data of Cambodia

  • GDP (PPP): USD 64.405 Billion (2017 Estimate)
  • GDP per Capita (PPP): USD 4,022
  • GDP (Nominal): USD 20.953 Billion (2017 Estimate)
  • GDP per Capita (Nominal): USD 1,308
  • GDP Growth: 7% (2016)
  • GDP by sector: (2012 Estimate)
    • agriculture: 34.7%
    • industry: 24.3%
    • services: 41.0%
  • Labor force: 8.8 million (2010)
  • Labor force by occupation: (2010)
    • agriculture 57.6%
    • industry 15.9%
    • services 26.5%
  • Unemployment: 3.5%
  • Inflation: 4.1%

Main industries of Cambodia

The Cambodian economy’s renewed dynamism stimulates the construction sector; its gaming sector, growing industry, agricultural and natural resources complete the country’s activity. These come in addition to a strong tourism sector, notably attracted by the world famous UNESCO World Heritage sites of Cambodia.

  • Construction
  • Casino gaming
  • Cement
  • Fishing
  • Garments
  • Gem mining
  • Rice milling
  • Rubber
  • Textiles
  • Tourism
  • Wood products

Cambodia digital

The improving infrastructures and spread of mobile phones have helped Cambodians to access the Internet and digital services.

Numbers of Internet, social media and mobile users in Cambodia in 2018

Cambodia trade data

With low trade volumes, Cambodia aims at more trade through the development of industry and improved exploitation of natural resources.

Exports: USD 8.433 Billion (2012)

Export Goods:

  • clothing
  • timber
  • rubber
  • rice
  • fish
  • tobacco
  • footwear

Main Export Partners: (2012 Estimate)

  • United States 32.7%
  • United Kingdom 8.4%
  • Germany 7.7%
  • Canada 7.7%
  • Singapore 6.6%
  • Vietnam 5.8%
  • Japan 4.7%

Imports: USD 8.840 Billion (2012)

Import Goods:

  • petroleum products
  • cigarettes
  • gold
  • construction materials
  • machinery
  • motor vehicles
  • pharmaceutical products

Main Import Partners: (2012 Estimate)

  • Thailand 27.2%
  • Vietnam 20.0%
  • China 19.5%
  • Singapore 7.1%
  • Hong Kong 5.9%
  • South Korea 4.3%

Source: Aseanup