Kingdom-Japan trade plummets almost 6%

Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Japan slid 5.71 per cent to $1.175 million in the first seven months of this year, from $1.246 million on a yearly basis, data from State-run agency Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) show.

Goods exported from Cambodia to Japan were worth nearly $914.41 million during the period, down three per cent year-on-year from $942.98 billion. Imports from Japan were worth $260.73 million, down by 14.06 per cent year-on-year from $303.4 million.

Cambodia Chamber of Commerce vice-president Lim Heng told The Post on Monday that Covid-19 has brought on a gradual decline in global trade, especially manifest in the second and third quarters.

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