Cambodia Exports Over 310,000 Tons of Milled Rice in First Seven Months

During the first seven months of 2017, Cambodia has exported over 310,000 tons of milled rice, up by 8 percent compared with the same period last year.

The update was shared recently by Dr. Hean Vanhorn, Director General of Agriculture General Department of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Importing more than 97,000 tons of Cambodian milled rice, he added, China was ranked the first among the top ten largest markets of Cambodian rice, followed by France with an import volume of about 40,000 tons.

Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) and Bangladesh have recently signed a contract to purchase one million tons of Cambodian milled rice for the period of five years, from 2017 to 2022.

In 2016, Cambodia exported over 540,000 tons of rice, up 7 percent compared to 2015.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press