ILO Asia-Pacific Garment and Footwear Sector Research Note Issue 9

Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin, Issue 9, July 2019.

Part I of this edition of the Bulletin includes a statistical overview and analysis on the key characteristics and developments of the footwear sector, both globally and in Cambodia. Part II provides an update of key statistics and analyses trends of the garment, textile, and footwear (GTF) sector in Cambodia.

The Garment Textile and Footwear sector in Cambodia maintained robust double digit growth during 2018. Its share in Cambodia’s merchandise exports was 74 percent. The EU and the US continued to be Cambodia’s most important trading partners in the sector, accounting for a combined 69 percent of the sector’s exports. Both employment and average wage levels ended higher than at the end of 2016. The year-on-year increase from 2016 to 2017 in employment stood at conditions of workers in the sector relying heavily on the minimum wage rate, continued monitoring of the impact of minimum wages remains a matter of priority.