The Cambodian economy grew at a rate of 10% between 2004 and 2007. This was mainly driven by industries such as garment, tourism construction and agriculture. Due to the global economic crisis GDP dropped to below 7% growth in 2008, and stayed just in the positive in 2009, 0.1 percent, while the growth in 2010 is expected to be around 5 percent.
Clothing, timber, rubber, rice, fish, tobacco, and footwear are the main exports; petroleum products, cigarettes, gold, construction materials, machinery, motor vehicles, and pharmaceuticals are the main imports. The chief trade partners are the United States, Hong Kong, China, and France.