Cambodia’s milled rice export to China up 16.6 pc last year

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) – Cambodia exported 289,439 tonnes of milled rice to China in 2020, up 16.6 per cent from 248,105 tonnes in the year before, Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon said on Friday.

China is the top buyer of Cambodia’s milled rice, followed by the European Union (EU), he said, adding that the export to China accounted for 41.9 per cent of Cambodia’s total rice export last year.

Cambodia exported 203,791 tonnes of milled rice to the European market last year, up 0.4 per cent year-on-year, the minister said, adding that the European market accounted for 29.5 per cent of the total rice export.

According to Sakhon, in 2020, Cambodia exported a total of 690,829 tonnes of milled rice to 60 countries and regions, an increase of 11.4 per cent from a year earlier.