Cambodia’s Rice Export To China Up 59 Percent In Q1

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Cambodia exported 75,214 metric tonnes of milled rice to China, in the first quarter of 2019, a 59 percent rise over the same period last year, according to an official report.

China is the biggest buyer of Cambodian rice, during the Jan-March period this year, said the report of the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export, adding that, export to China accounted for 44 percent of the country's total rice export.

According to the report, the Southeast Asian country exported a total of 170,821 tonnes of milled rice in the first three months of this year, up six percent over the same period last year.

It showed that the kingdom exported 51,552 tonnes of milled rice to the European markets during the period, down 33 percent, because the European Union imposed earlier this year, tariffs on rice coming from Cambodia, in a bid to curb a surge in rice imports from the kingdom.

Cambodia produces 10.8 million tonnes of padi last year, up 3.3 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

Source: NAM News Network