Cambodian garment export earns 5.53 bln USD in 2013

Garment industry, Cambodia’s largest foreign currency earner, reported a 20 percent rise in exports last year, according to the figures of the Ministry of Commerce on Monday.

The Southeast Asian nation exported apparel products in equivalent to 5.53 billion U.S. dollars last year, up 20 percent from 4.61 billion U.S. dollars in a year earlier, the figures said.

Garment products have been mostly sold to the United States and European countries, and some Asian countries, particularly Japan, China, and South Korea.

Last year, apparel exports to the United States went up by 7.6 percent to 2.12 billion U.S. dollars, to Europe rose by 28 percent to 2 billion U.S. dollars, and to other countries increased by 32 percent to 1.41 billion U.S. dollars. …

Xinhuanet News Staff