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Cambodia's garment exports rise 13% in Q1
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May '16
Courtesy: GMAC Cambodia
Courtesy: GMAC Cambodia
Garment and footwear exports from the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia increased by 13 per cent year-on-year to $1.55 billion during the first quarter of 2016, as per a report from the ministry of industry.

Last year, exports of garment and footwear sector, the main foreign exchange earner for Cambodia, fetched $7.1 billion, growing at 14.5 per cent compared to 2014 when apparel and footwear export value stood at $6.2 billion.

Cambodia ships its clothing and footwear products mainly to Western markets, especially the US, Canada and European countries.

In recent years, wages in Cambodian garment factories have increased and the minimum wage for workers currently stands at $140 per month.

There are over 1,000 apparel and footwear factories in Cambodia that together employ more than 750,000 people. (RKS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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