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Ranked 22 of 26 for comprehensive power, with an overall score of 7.1 out of 100.

Lost 0.2 points (−3% change) in overall score in 2021.


Cambodia is a minor power in Asia.

Its overall score declined by 0.2 points compared to 2020.

Cambodia performs best in the cultural influence measure, where it places 17th. Its lowest ranking is in the resilience measure, coming in at 25th place.

In 2021, Cambodia saw its greatest improvement in its economic capability, where it moved up five places as a result of greater energy security. However, it has also slipped by two places in the resilience and defence networks measures relative to 2020.

Cambodia exerts less influence in the region than expected given its available resources, as indicated by the country’s negative power gap score.

Read more analysis in the Key Findings report . Explore further results in the Scores section.

Bilateral Influence

Bilateral trade, current dollars (2020)

Countries that influence Cambodia

Globally, which countries does Cambodia do most of its trade with?

China 29.8%

United States 15.9%

European Union 10.6%

Vietnam 8.5%

Thailand 8.5%

Countries influenced by Cambodia

Which countries in the region rely most on trade with Cambodia?

Thailand 1.6%

Vietnam 1.0%

Singapore 0.5%

Indonesia 0.2%

China 0.2%