Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia-Thai shipments see $650M bump at Poipet border

Cambodia-Thai shipments see $650M bump at Poipet border

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
Workers drive through the Poipet-Aranyaprathet border crossing. post pix

Cambodia-Thai shipments see $650M bump at Poipet border

Goods movement between Cambodia and Thailand at the Poipet-Aranyaprathet border in Thai fiscal 2019 (October 2018-September 2019) reached 130.5 billion baht ($4.3 billion), up approximately 20 billion baht from the previous fiscal year, said Aranyaprathet Customs Officer On Unthaweesup on Wednesday.

Speaking to a reporter at the Ban Khlong Luek border checkpoint connecting Cambodia’s Poipet town with Thailand’s Aranyaprathet district, On said: “Thailand’s export value to Cambodia was at 87.53 billion baht, while import was at 16.02 billion baht.”

The top five products imported to the Cambodian market were non-carbonated beverages, cars, motorcycles, motorcycle parts and engines. The top five products exported from Cambodia were tapioca, motor components made of aluminium, aluminium scrap, copper scrap and dog food.

“The three factors for the increase in the value of goods crossing the border are the increasing purchasing power of Cambodian citizens, the use of the border for goods ultimately destined for Vietnam, and the increased convenience of cross-border shipments since the expansion of the Ban Kao Din border checkpoint [which borders Battambang province’s Sampov Loun district in Cambodia],” he said.

The market value will further increase after the opening of the Stung Bot-Ban Nong Ian border checkpoint in Poipet town’s Phsar Kandal district, he said.

“Ban Nong Ian border checkpoint on Thailand’s side is ready to open, but we have to wait for construction of the connecting road and bridge on Cambodia’s side to finish to fully use the checkpoint.”



  • Omicron patients can stay home: PM

    The Ministry of Health has issued a directive on the treatment of people who have tested positive for the highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant, following a suggestion from Prime Minister Hun Sen on the night of January 21. The directive permits home quarantine for those who

  • Cambodia’s first ever anime festival kicks off Jan 22 at capital’s F3 centre

    Phnom Penh's first ever Anime Festival will bring together fans, artists, shops and other local businesses with ties to the Japanese animation style for cosplay competitions, online games, pop-up shops and more on January 22, with Friends Futures Factory (F3) hosting. F3 is a project that

  • Mr Pancake or M Crepe? Tasty by any title

    Crowds of people gather around a lone man with a mobile food cart every day at around 2pm in front of the Institut Francais du Cambodge to order what many say are the best crepes in Phnom Penh. To some – even to the man making

  • Phnom Penh condo market loses steam

    Just four new condominiums were launched for sale last year in the capital, down from 17 in 2020, according to research by CBRE Cambodia. The four developments comprised “more than 1,000” units, while the 17 in 2020 consisted of 10,866, the real estate firm reported. CBRE Cambodia categorises condos as “high-range”, “

  • Fourth dose Covid booster drive jabs 43K in two days

    In the first two days of the fourth-dose Covid-19 vaccination campaign, more than 43,000 people volunteered to get the jabs, while over 4.6 million people have received a third shot. Health ministry spokeswoman Or Vandine said that fourth-dose vaccinations, which began on January 14 exclusively with the Pfizer

  • PM sets tourism reopening as centrepiece of ATF 2022

    Prime Minister Hun Sen urged ASEAN to reopen tourism and trade now that many of the bloc’s member countries have vaccinated their populations. Speaking at the 40th ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022 (ATF 2022) in Preah Sihanouk province on January 18, the premier also said ASEAN has a