Cambodia’s garment exports jumped 11.2 per cent in value terms in the first nine months of this year to $904 million from $812m in the year-ago period, it was revealed on Wednesday.

Officials said garment exports to the US soared nearly 12 per cent to $650m in the January to September period while clothing exports to the EU grew 7.7 per cent to $237m.

Cambodia has a special deal with the US which promises the Asian nation extra textile exports in return for the guarantee of greater respect for workers' rights and better working conditions.

Cambodia's garment industry, which employs around 200,000 workers, generated exports of $1.1 billion last year of which $820m ended up in the US.