Cambodia Exports Nearly 400,000 Tonnes of Milled Rice in First Semester
AKP Phnom Penh, July 01, 2020 —
A total of 397,660 tonnes of Cambodia’s milled rice have been exported to foreign markets during the first six months of this year.
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries H.E. Veng Sakhon shared the update recently, adding that the figure shows an increase of 116,122 tonnes or about 41 percent compared to the same period last year.
In June 2020 alone, he continued, about 41,563 tonnes of milled rice were exported – an increase by 10,197 tonnes or 32.5 percent compared to June 2019.
Cambodia’s milled rice was shipped to 56 countries around the world, including China, 24 countries in the European Union, and six countries in ASEAN, and 66 companies engaged in the exports.
The rice exports saw an increase in all destinations compared to 2019; that is, up 45.19 percent to the EU, 25.20 percent to China, 47.69 percent to ASEAN nations, and up 79.26 percent to other foreign markets.
By Phal Sophanith