Cambodia shipped 410,698 tonnes of milled rice to foreign markets during the first nine months of this year, a decline of 15.97 percent compared to the same period last year, generating almost US$350 million as income.

The figures were shared this morning by H.E. Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries.

Cambodia’s milled rice was shipped to 53 countries around the world, and China remains the biggest market buying 203,279 tonnes, up 31,383 tonnes or 18.26 percent.

The rest were 22 countries in Europe, seven countries in ASEAN, and 23 other destinations, and 59 companies have engaged in the milled rice exports, he added.

During the period, Cambodia exported more than 2.52 million tonnes of paddy rice worth nearly US$430 million to Vietnam, a year-on-year increase of about 81.23 percent or 1,130,957 million tonnes.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press

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