Cambodia’s rice exports expected to hit 800,000 tonnes in 2020

Cambodia’s milled rice exports to the international market are expected to reach 800,000 tonnes in 2020, an estimated rise of 29 per cent from 620,106 tonnes last year, a senior agriculture official said on Wednesday (June 17).

Ngin Chhay, director-general of agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said the kingdom had seen a remarkable increase in rice exports in the first five months of this year due to high demand from the international market as a result of the Coivid-19 pandemic.

He said the Southeast Asian nation exported a total of 356,097 tonnes of milled rice to 54 countries and regions during the January-May period this year, up 42 per cent over the same period last year.

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