February 11, 2012

Cambodia's trade with China in 2011 up 73.5 pct


PHNOM PENH, Feb. 9 -- The bilateral trade between Cambodia and China amounted to 2.5 billion U.S. dollars last year, up 73.5 percent from a year earlier, according to a report issued by the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday.

"The growth of trade between China and Cambodia is the highest among the bilateral trade between China and other ASEAN countries," said the report.

Cambodia's export to China totaled 184 million U.S. dollars, increased 96.8 percent, and China's exports to Cambodia reached 2. 31 billion U.S. dollars, up 71.8 percent.

Cambodia's main imports from China were garment raw materials, machinery, motorcycles, cars, foodstuffs, electronics, furniture, medicines and cosmetics.

The items the country exported to China were agricultural products, rubber, fishery, timber and textile.

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