Imports$6.963 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$5.35 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)5.5% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate3.5% (2007 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$2,200 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate5% (2010 est.)
Internet users78,500 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular8.151 million (2009)
Population growth rate1.687% (2012 est.)
Population14,952,665 (July 2012 est.)
Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries.
Attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the empire, ushering in a long period of decline.
The king placed the country under French protection in 1863 and it became part of French Indochina in 1887....
From 2004 to 2007, the economy grew about 10% per year, driven largely by an expansion in the garment sector, construction, agriculture, and tourism.
GDP contracted 1.
5% in 2009 as a result of the global economic slowdown, but climbed more than 4% in 1010, driven by renewed exports....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
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