Cambodia-Japan trade tops $1.1B in first half

Trade between Cambodia and Japan reached $1.10977 billion in the first half of 2021, up 9.57 per cent year-on-year from $1.01281 billion, according to data from the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro).

Of that, Cambodian exports to Japan amounted to $814.53 million, a marginal 2.7 per cent year-on-year increase from $794.19 million, and imports were valued at $295.23 million, up 35 per cent on a yearly basis from $218.61 million.


The trade surplus narrowed 9.8 per cent to $519.3 million from $76.6 million.

Jetro listed garments, electrical and electronic components, and agricultural products as key Cambodian exports to Japan, and machinery and high-tech products as the main imports.


Cambodia Chamber of Commerce vice-president Lim Heng told The Post on August 16 that although the global Covid-19 pandemic has not yet run its course, trade in both directions has staged a gradual recovery, from a simultaneous plunge last year.

He said the marked upswing, experienced since the beginning of the year, bodes well for the overall status of Cambodia-Japan trade relations, and is expected to further accelerate when direct flights between the two countries resume. Read More.

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