Cambodia’s manufacturing output reached $15.8 billion in 2022, an 83 per cent year-on-year increase, according to a report by the ministry of industry, science, technology, and innovation. The number of active manufacturing factories in the country increased by 28.4 per cent from 2018 to 2022, reaching a total of 1,962. This growth has also led to an increase in job creation, with over one million jobs created in the five-year period.
In addition, the investment value of manufacturing factories increased by 56.28 per cent to $15,953 million by 2022, which is up from $10,280 million in 2018, as per the report.
The rise in investment in manufacturing sectors can be attributed to Cambodia’s geographic location, potential investment under the new investment law, free trade agreements, mega-regional pact, and trade preferences, according to Lim Heng, vice-president of the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce.