Cambodia-South Korea Trade Valued at US$661 Million in First Three Quarters

AKP Phnom Penh, November 12, 2020 —

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and the Republic of Korea was valued at US$661 million in the first three quarters of this year, a year-on-year decrease of 15 percent.

Figures from Korea International Trade Association (KITA) showed that from January to September 2020, Cambodia exported US$246 million worth of products to South Korea, down 4.9 percent compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile, Cambodia imported US$414 million worth of products from South Korea, a decline of 20 percent.

Cambodia’s products exported to South Korea are mostly clothes, footwear, travel goods, beverages, components for electronic equipment, rubber, pharmaceuticals and agricultural products.

Imports from South Korea include vehicles, electronics, kitchen appliances, beverages, pharmaceuticals and plastic products.

Last year, the two-way trade between Cambodia and South Korea rose by 6 percent to more than US$1 billion, of which the Kingdom exported US$336 million worth of goods.

The trade volume of the two countries is expected to increase high once the ongoing negotiations for bilateral free trade agreement is completed and the agreement becomes effective.

By Chea Vannak