8 Million Tons of Rainy Season Rice Production in 2019

AKP Phnom Penh, January 27, 2020 —

Some 7.9 million tons of rainy season paddy rice were harvested in 2019 while the milled rice export was amounted to 620,106 tons, a year-on-year decrease of about 1 percent.

Report from Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries shows that as of December last year, paddy rice was cultivated on an area of 2.5 million hectares with an average yield of 3.1 tons per hectare.

Cambodia’s milled rice were shipped to 59 countries by 89 rice-exporting companies last year.

China is the Kingdom’s biggest rice market purchasing 248,105 tons, followed by France and Gabon with 81,905 tons and 36,663 tons, respectively.

The dry season rice production, the report stated, were achieved at 528,136 hectares, equal to 114 percent of yearly plan.

By Chea Vannak