Cambodia’s Rice Export To China Up 66 Percent In

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, Cambodia exported 118,401 tonnes of milled rice to China, in the first six months of 2019, up 66 percent over the same period last year, said an official report, on Friday.

China remained the top buyer of Cambodian rice, during the Jan-June period this year, said the report of the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export, adding that, the export to China accounted for 42 percent of the country's total rice export.

Meanwhile, the country shipped 93,503 tonnes of rice to European markets, down 32 percent, because the European Union imposed, earlier this year, duties for three years on rice importing from Cambodia, in a bid to curb a surge in rice imports from the country, and to protect European producers.

The EU reinstated the normal customs duties of 175 euros per tonne in year one, progressively reducing it to 150 euros per tonne in year two and 125 euros per tonne in year three.

According to the report, the Southeast Asian country exported a total of 281,538 tonnes of rice to 50 countries and regions around the world, during the first half of this year, up 3.7 percent over the same period last year.� NNN-AKP

Source: NAM News Network