Tue, 03 Oct 2023

PHNOM PENH, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia exported products worth 7.23 billion U.S. dollars during the January-April period of 2023, a year-on-year decrease of 4.9 percent from 7.6 billion dollars, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Saturday.

"Our export was valued at 7.23 billion U.S. dollars in the first four months this year, a slight decline compared to the same period last year," he said during a visit to some 19,000 workers at a special economic zone on the western outskirts of Phnom Penh.

Hun Sen said garment, footwear and travel goods as well as agricultural produce are the key products for Cambodia's exports.

According to a General Department of Customs and Excise report, Cambodia's top five export destinations are the United States, Vietnam, Singapore, China and Japan.

Main exported products included apparel, footwear, travel goods, bicycles and a number of agricultural goods such as rice, rubber, cassava, bananas and mangoes, the report said.

Meanwhile, the kingdom reported a total import of 7.92 billion dollars in the first four months this year, a year-on-year drop of 21 percent from 10.04 billion dollars, the report said.

Key imported items included oil and gas, raw materials for garment, footwear and travel goods, vehicles, machinery, electronic appliances, and consuming products, among others, it added.

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