Cambodia’s rice export to China up 59 pct in Q1

Phnom Penh – Cambodia had exported 75,214 metric tons 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 released on Wednesday.

China is 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 country’s total rice export.

According to the report, the Southeast Asian country exported a total of 170,821 tons of milled rice in the first three months of this year, up 6 percent over the same period last year.

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