Despite the global economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Cambodia's total trade volume remains positive, reaching 35.8 billion U.S. dollars last year, up 2.5 percent compared with the year before, local media reported on Friday.
Cambodia's total exports were worth 17.21 billion dollars, up 16.7 percent year-on-year in 2020, and total imports were valued at 18.59 billion dollars, down 7.84 percent, the Khmer Times reported, citing a Ministry of Commerce's annual report.
"Despite the fact that the country is facing the spread of COVID-19..., Cambodia's exports and imports performed significantly well in 2020," Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak said in the report.
Cambodia's main trading partners are the United States, the European Union, China, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, among others.
The Southeast Asian nation's major export products remain garments at 7.42 billion dollars last year, down 10 percent year-on-year, footwear at 1.11 billion dollars, down 11.6 percent and travel products at 964 million dollars, down 10.6 percent, the report said.
However, the kingdom saw a rise in the exports of electrical appliances, bicycles, milled rice, furniture, rubber and vegetables and fruits, among others.