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Economic Challenges in Cambodia


Cambodia’s economy has shown remarkable growth, successfully recovering from the 2007 financial crisis. GDP grew at 7.2 percent in 2012. Historically, Cambodia’s economy has depended on agriculture. In recent years the manufacturing sector has been of growing importance, especially in export-oriented garments and shoes. A fast developing tourism sector adds to Cambodia’s economic diversification.


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