Imported second-hand goods on sale at a shop in Phnom Penh.

China, Thailand, Vietnam imports shrank 25% from Jan-Aug: GDCE

Publication date 25 September 2023 | 22:12 | ICT

China, Vietnam and Thailand, three major markets which Cambodia imports from, shipped more than $11.5 billion worth of goods here, making up around 70.8 per cent of Cambodia’s total imports of $16.3 billion in the first eight months of



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    Energy tariffs cut for industrial, agri sectors

    Thu, 21 Sep 2023 | 09:55

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    Thu, 21 Sep 2023 | 09:54

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    Thu, 21 Sep 2023 | 09:51

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    Agribusiness invited to apply for Harvest development grants

    Thu, 21 Sep 2023 | 09:49

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