By  on June 1, 2017

GENEVA — Despite Cambodian exports of garments and footwear posting a robust 7.2 percent increase to $7.3 billion in 2016, the number of exporting factories registered in the sector fell by 10.4 percent and the number of workers employed in those plants declined by 2.9 percent compared to 2015, a report by the International Labour Organization said.

The ILO report reveals apparel accounted for the bulk of exports, up 6.3 percent to $6.5 billion, with the European Union the biggest destination, with shipments valued at $2.6 billion, up from $2.5 billion a year earlier, followed by the U.S. with $1.7 billion, down from $1.8 billion posted in 2015.

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