Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Cambodian garment exports surge 20% to $5.53bn in 2013
Cambodian garment exports surge 20% to $5.53bn in 2013
03
Feb '14
The exports of apparel earned US$ 5.52 billion for the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia in 2013, registering a rise of sharp 20 percent over $4.61 billion exports made in 2012, reports xinhuanet.com, citing data from the Ministry of Commerce.
 
Cambodian garment exports to the US increased by 7.6 percent year-on-year to $2.12 billion during the 12-month period, whereas exports to the EU jumped by 28 percent year-on-year to $2 billion and to other countries by 32 percent year-on-year to $1.41 billion.
 
The Ministry of Commerce attributed the rise in garment exports to an increase in buying orders and inflow of more investment in the clothing sector.
 
In late December 2013, Cambodian garment industry was forced to remain shut for about 10 days, following six trade bodies-- C.Cawdu, Niftuc, CUMW, FTUWKC, CCU and CATU—demanding raising the minimum wage of workers to $160 per month.
 
The strike ended after the Government issued a temporary ban on all forms of demonstrations and garment units reopened on January 6 this year.
 
The new wage structure, offering $100 monthly minimum wage, including a $5 health bonus, would be implemented from this month in Cambodia.
 
The garment sector is the main foreign exchange earner for Cambodia, accounting for about 80 percent of the country’s overall exports. It employs over 300,000 workers, with more than 90 percent of them being female.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar, Max Fashion India

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Karin Ekberg, Leadership & Sustainability

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Top executives, Fashion houses, India

Top executives
Fashion houses, India

With technology, it has become easier to ensure IPR

John Elmuccio,

John Elmuccio

Evolution St Louis is a company setting up a high-tech knitting facility...

Luca Formentini,

Luca Formentini

From the very beginning, Loris Bellini's aim was to produce dyeing...

Atul Mittal,

Atul Mittal

Established in 1997, Pratibha Syntex produces over 60 million pieces of...

Robin Grankvist, OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist
OrganoClick AB

Robin Grankvist talks about PFCs, additives and various chemicals used in...

Mohammad Hassan, Biax Fiberfilm

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Ian Russell, Pireta

Ian Russell
Pireta

UK-based Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable,...

Sanjukta Dutta, Sanjukta's Studio

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Akta Adani, India Boulevard

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao, Nayaab

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


November 2019

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Follow us on instagram

Follow

Follow Fibre2Fashion On


Advanced Search