Exports Rise, but Value of Goods Remains Weak

Cambodia saw significant percentage gains in regional trade in the first six months of the year, though the gap between imports and exports remained large, according to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Commerce. According to the figures, the country saw regional exports to five major trade partners rise 94.9 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, from $69.23 million to $134.93 million. However, imports from Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore roe 63.7 percent overall in the first six months, from $933.88 million to $1.53 billion, according to the data.