Cambodia exported 309,865 tonnes of milled rice during the first seven months of this year, a decline of 27.27 percent compared to the same period last year, generating nearly US$262 million as income.
The figures were shared recently by H.E. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, explaining the decline by the lack of storage containers and rising shipping costs.
Cambodia’s milled rice was shipped to 49 countries around the world, and China remains the biggest market buying 153,921 tonnes.
The rest were 21 countries in Europe, five countries in ASEAN, and 22 other destinations, and 58 companies were engaged in the milled rice exports, he added.
During the period, Cambodia exported more than 2 million tonnes of paddy rice to Vietnam, a year-on-year increase of about 81.34 percent or 900,766, and earned almost US$330 million.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press