Cambodia's rice export to China up 35 pct in Q1

Cambodian rice is displayed during a product fair in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on June 22, 2015. (Photo: Xinhua)
  • Xinhua
  • April 4, 2020 3:47 AM

PHNOM PENH-- Cambodia had exported 101,345 metric tons of milled rice to China in the first quarter of 2020, a 35 percent rise over the same period last year, according to an official report released on Friday.

China remained the biggest buyer of Cambodian rice during the January-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 kingdom's total rice export.

It also showed that the Southeast Asian country exported 70,040 tons of milled rice to the European markets during the period, up 36 percent.

According to the report, the kingdom exported a total of 230,948 tons of milled rice in the first three months of this year, up 35 percent over the same period last year.

It is estimated that the kingdom earned 161 million U.S. dollars from the export of milled rice during the first quarter of this year.

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