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61% of 2022 imports came from just 3 markets

Publication date 29 January 2023 | 21:29 | ICT

The three largest exporters to Cambodia – mainland China, Vietnam and Thailand – accounted for 60.94 per cent of the Kingdom’s total merchandise imports last year, at $18.245 billion, which was up 11.99 per cent over 2021, according to the



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