Cambodia >> Revealed Comparative Advantage
The Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) is a trade analysis tool to measure and assess the competitive advantage of the product which the business people need to export. The RCA indicates whether a country's product is in the process of extending the products in which it has a trade potential or simply competitive advantage. The values of an RCA indicate the country's competitiveness vis-à-vis the world. It also helps to assess a country's export potential.

Results indicated that
  • A value of less than unity implies that the country has a revealed comparative disadvantage in the product.
  • If the index exceeds unity, the country is said to have a revealed comparative advantage in the product.
Unit : US Dollar Thousand
Product -- HS Code Year Cambodia export to the World Total exports from Cambodia World's exports World's total exports RCA
Cashew nut -- 080131 2012 781.00 796.00 6,385,461.00 7,413,651.00 1.14
2008 915.00 916.00 2,718,551.00 3,516,683.00 1.29
2009 803.00 803.00 2,462,132.00 3,122,760.00 1.27
2010 84.00 84.00 3,034,268.00 3,728,027.00 1.23
2011 514.00 514.00 4,572,253.00 5,831,358.00 1.28
Maize -- 1005 2008 2,425.00 4,864.00 27,175,240.00 104,659,815.00 1.92
2009 1,563.00 12,629.00 19,839,367.00 77,522,599.00 0.48
2010 2,519.00 37,284.00 23,326,145.00 84,277,771.00 0.24
2011 1,371.00 107,880.00 34,446,927.00 116,989,931.00 0.04
2012 6,365.00 155,237.00 35,496,971.00 118,046,875.00 0.14
Mango -- 080450 2012 N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A
2008 184.00 1,216.00 1,060,389.00 70,658,047.00 10.08
2009 1.00 886.00 1,134,602.00 67,319,260.00 0.07
2010 N.A N.A N.A N.A 0.00
2011 1.00 587.00 1,504,478.00 87,563,538.00 0.10
Organic Vegetable -- 07 2012 2,531.00 180,144.00 57,928,899.00 1,409,860,576.00 0.34
2008 1,171.00 30,116.00 49,196,426.00 1,145,031,473.00 0.90
2009 493.00 30,466.00 48,762,745.00 1,029,694,969.00 0.34
2010 1,007.00 57,779.00 56,352,528.00 1,158,109,425.00 0.36
2011 836.00 91,735.00 62,413,183.00 1,405,942,333.00 0.21
Palm Sugar -- 170114 2008 N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A
2009 N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A
2010 N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A
2011 N.A N.A N.A N.A N.A
2012 12,483.00 12,483.00 13,295,770.00 33,278,489.00 2.50
Pepper -- 090411 2009 37.00 455.00 803,277.00 1,941,144.00 0.20
2010 77.00 77.00 1,070,907.00 2,291,224.00 2.14
2011 1,211.00 1,238.00 1,609,396.00 3,282,773.00 2.00
2012 232.00 236.00 1,733,660.00 3,421,858.00 1.94
2008 25.00 719.00 960,536.00 2,146,736.00 0.08
Rice -- 100630 2008 1.94 2.43 18,132.44 21,156.33 0.93
2009 9.58 11.00 15,753.65 18,615.94 1.03
2010 32.56 34.75 17,133.74 20,232.06 1.11
2011 103.17 106.37 20,347.22 23,849.95 1.14
2012 139.11 148.70 18,502.64 22,159.64 1.12
Silk -- 50 2008 5.00 3,024,773.00 3,539,764.00 651,119,216.00 0.00
2009 2.00 2,452,415.00 2,788,017.00 559,788,889.00 0.00
2010 4.00 3,056,561.00 3,270,232.00 644,504,758.00 0.00
2011 6.00 4,014,443.00 3,400,828.00 759,366,823.00 0.00
2012 19.00 6,254,634.00 3,155,488.00 741,033,536.00 0.00
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