Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Short Story: Exports drop on eurozone debt crisis

Short Story: Exports drop on eurozone debt crisis

Short Story: Exports drop on eurozone debt crisis

Cambodia’s exports declined by 18 percent in April compared with the month previous due to economic spillover from the Greek sovereign debt crisis, the Ministry of Commerce said. The domestic garment sector was slowed by falling European consumption in April caused by Greece’s woes, Department of Statistics and Information director Kong Putheara said. “Many neighbouring European countries were impacted by the Greek crisis, lowering people’s demand and drawing our total exports down,” he said. Of April’s US$198 million in total exports, $175 million were garment products, according to Ministry of Commerce statistics. Garment exports to the European Union declined by 18 percent in April, along with a 3 percent fall in shipments to the US and a 33 percent drop to other markets, its figures show. However, year-on-year exports rebounded 9.48 percent from $181 million in April 2009. Kong Putheara said overall positive trends for the Kingdom’s exports as a recovering global economy caused an increase in demand. “People [in international markets] are starting to gets jobs, so they have money to afford our products,” he said.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which