Cambodia Exports 90,153 Tonnes of Milled Rice in January-February

Cambodia exported 90,153 tonnes of milled rice to international markets in the first two months of 2024, down 7.2 percent from 97,153 tonnes in the same period of 2023, said a report from the Cambodia Rice Federation.

The country earned a total revenue of US$65.4 million from the rice export during the January-February period, a year-on-year decrease of 9.9 percent, it added.

The Kingdom’s rice was shipped to 50 countries and regions around the world by 40 exporters, stated the report.

Exported milled rice varieties included premium aromatic rice, fragrant rice, long grain white rice, parboiled rice, and organic rice.

Cambodia exported 51,333 tonnes of milled rice worth US$38.37 million to the EU market; 18,753 tonnes others to ASEAN members, generating a revenue of US$13.36 million; 11,083 tonnes to China, earning US$6.81 million, and 8,984 tonnes to other destinations, bagging US$6.90 million as revenue, the report pointed out.

The Kingdom also earned US$395 million in revenue from cross-border traded
paddy rice of some 1.37 million tonnes during the two-month period.

In 2023, Cambodia exported more than 656,000 tonnes of milled rice worth US$466 million, marking a three percent growth in volume and 13 percent in value compared with 2022.

The Cambodia Rice Federation has set an ambitious goal to export at least a million tonnes of milled rice by 2025.

Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse