The figures from the Ministry of Commerce showed that, the country
exported apparel goods worth US $1.062 billion during January to May
2010, recording around 11 percent increase against $953 million export,
during the same period, in the year 2009..
While, the clothing exports to US improved by around 8 percent to
$643.4 million from $594.4 million, revealed the statistics. As also to
the European Union these exports increased to $247.6 million during
these first five months, from $224.3 million for the same period in
2009, recording a growth of 10.4 percent. .

Apparel exports to other foreign markets showed 26.5 percent surge by
gathering $171 million in the first five months of 2010, as against
exports of $135.2 million during the same period last year. .

The clothing exports witnessed an improvement of 27 percent in the
month of May. It exported $216.4 million worth of garments in this
month, against apparel exports of $170.8 million in the same month of
2009. .

However, the clothing and textile exports of Cambodia experienced a
plunge of around 16 percent in the year 2009 against the exports of
2008. The country brought in $2.658 billion through apparel exports in
2009, while $3.158 billion in 2008, according to the Ministry of