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Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Cambodia, 2017

December 2017 | 44 pages | ID: P6268AF8026EN
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The textile and clothing industry fulfils a crucial role in Cambodia's economy. Indeed, the clothing industry in particular represents Cambodia's largest manufacturing sector, and directly employs over 500,000 people. Furthermore it is Cambodia's largest source of foreign exchange, and in recent years clothing exports have accounted for as much as two-thirds of the country's total exports. The clothing industry benefits considerably from Cambodia's status as a least developed country (LDC) as this provides it with duty-free and quota-free access to the major global markets. It also benefits from an abundant supply of low cost labour in the country, and the Cambodian government has implemented policies which are aimed at attracting substantial foreign direct investment (FDI). Despite these advantages, however, the textile and clothing industry in Cambodia is heavily dependent on imports of textiles and this represents a major weakness. Also, the industry is limited mainly to low added value cut, make and trim (CMT) operations. Looking to the future, there are opportunities for Cambodia's clothing industry to move away from CMT operations and produce items with greater added value. There are also opportunities for building strong relationships with new and existing trading markets, and there are high hopes for increased business within Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) countries. This report looks at the development of the textile and clothing industry in Cambodia and its size and structure, and features: a geographical, political and economic profile; a detailed look at the country's imports and exports; a review of government policies and investment incentives; an analysis of the industry's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT); and an examination of Cambodia's infrastructure and human resources and how these affect the industry.
SUMMARY

IMPORTANCE OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY TO

THE ECONOMY OF CAMBODIA

DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY IN

CAMBODIA

CAMBODIA: GEOGRAPHICAL, POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC

PROFILE

Geographical profile
Political profile
Economic profile

CAMBODIA: INFRASTRUCTURE

Transportation
Roads
Railways
Airports
Seaports
Telecommunications

CAMBODIA: HUMAN RESOURCES

SIZE AND STRUCTURE OF THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING

INDUSTRY IN CAMBODIA

Textile industry
Clothing industry
Number of factories
Number of employees
Foreign investment
Factory location

CAMBODIA: TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXPORTS

Clothing exports by destination

CAMBODIA: TEXTILE AND CLOTHING IMPORTS

Textile imports by supplying country

CAMBODIA: FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) IN THE

TEXTILE AND CLOTHING INDUSTRY

TEXTILES AND CLOTHING IN CAMBODIA: GOVERNMENT

INVESTMENT POLICIES, INVESTMENT INCENTIVES, IMPORT

POLICIES, FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS, INDUSTRIAL

DEVELOPMENT POLICIES AND EXPORT POLICIES

Investment policies
Approval of foreign investment projects
Investment incentives
Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
Import policies
Free trade agreements (FTAs)
Industrial development policy 2015-2025
Investment incentives
Investment guarantees

TEXTILES AND CLOTHING IN CAMBODIA: STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS (SWOT)

Strengths
Weaknesses
Opportunities
Threats

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Cambodia: political and economic profile, 2017
Table 2: Cambodia: economic indicators 2014-16
Table 3: Cambodia: number of factories and employees in the clothing industry, 2005-16
Table 4: Cambodia: textile and clothing exports, 2011-16
Table 5: Cambodia: clothing exports by destination, 2011-16
Table 6: Cambodia: textile and clothing imports, 2011-16
Table 7: Cambodia: textile imports by supplying country, 2011-16
Table 8: Cambodia: foreign direct investment (FDI) in the clothing industry, 2013-16

LIST OF MAPS

Map of Cambodia


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