Cambodia’s agricultural exports up 87 per cent

PHNOM PENH (XINHUA) – Cambodia exported 7.13 million tonnes of agricultural products during the first 11 months of 2021, an increase of 87 per cent year-on-year, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said yesterday.

Shipped to 68 countries and regions, the Southeast Asian nation made gross revenue of USD4.43 billion from the exports during the January-November period this year, he wrote on his official Facebook page.

He said potential agricultural products for exports included rice, rubber, cassava, mangoes, bananas, pepper, cashew nuts, corn, and palm oil, among others.

The minister said the kingdom had seen a significant rise in the export of all agricultural products, except milled rice, during the first 11 months of this year.

Cambodia exported a total of 532,179 tonnes of milled rice, down 11 per cent, he said, adding that the kingdom earned USD454 million in revenue from the export of milled rice so far this year.

China remained the top buyer of Cambodia’s milled rice, accounting for almost 50 per cent of the kingdom’s total rice export, Sakhon said.

Besides rice, the minister said, Cambodia shipped other agricultural produce to China including bananas, mangoes, cassava and cashew nuts.

Cambodia shipped other agricultural produce to China including bananas, mangoes, cassava and cashew nuts. PHOTO: ANN