Almost 450.000 Tonnes of Milled Rice Exported in First 8 Months

AKP Phnom Penh, September 01, 2020 —

A total of 448.203 tonnes of Cambodia’s milled rice have been exported to foreign markets during the first eight months of this year.

Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MoAFF) shared the update in a report dated Aug. 31, adding that the figure shows an increase of 106.158 tonnes or 31.04 percent compared to the same period last year.

Cambodia’s milled rice was exported to 59 countries around the world, including China, 24 countries in the European Union, six countries in ASEAN, and 28 other countries, and 71 companies engaged in the exports, it pointed out.

The rice exports saw an increase in all destinations compared to 2019; that is, up 33.43 percent to the EU, 35.53 percent to China, 13.59 percent to ASEAN nations, and up 17.44 percent to other foreign markets, it added.

In August alone, a total of 22.130 tonnes of Cambodia’s milled rice were shipped to foreign markets, a year-on-year decrease of 34.97 percent.

(Photo: Lanh Visal)

By Phal Sophanith