The value of goods imported to Japan from Cambodia has risen year-on-year between 2008 and 2016. According to statistics published by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Japan imported over $827m worth of goods from Cambodia, $250m more than imported the previous year.
The value of the goods has risen markedly since 2007 when the figure was only $38m and shrank by $6m in 2008 during the financial crisis. Up until 2012 the value of goods rose steadily but jumped by $130m from 2012 to 2013.
Japan is Cambodia’s fourth largest trading partner. Its main market is the US where it exports over $2.1bn, as well as the UK and Germany where it ships around $900m worth of goods each year.