Cambodia exported a total of 153,688 tonnes of milled rice to foreign markets during the first three months of 2021.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) shared the update in a report issued recently, adding that the figure shows a decline of about 33 percent compared to the same period last year.
Cambodia’s milled rice was exported to 41 countries around the world, and China remains the biggest market of Cambodia’s milled rice export absorbing 45,370 tonnes.
Nineteen countries in Europe bought 35,442 tonnes or 23.06 percent of Cambodia’s milled rice, and three countries in ASEAN 11,658 tonnes or 7.59 percent, and other 18 countries 21,218 tonnes or 13.8 percent.
In March alone, Cambodia exported a total of 77,466 tonnes of milled rice, showing a decline of about 16,983 tonnes or 17.98 percent compared to March last year.
According to the ministry, fragrant rice contributes to about 69.84 percent of the overall exports which also include premium fragrant rice, Jasmine rice, Romduol, and others.
During the first three months of this year, the Kingdom also exported nearly 1.9 million tonnes of paddy rice to Vietnam and Thailand – an increase of 998,297 tonnes compared to the same period last year.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press