Cambodia’s rice exports expected to hit 800,000 tons in 2020 due to high demand during Covid-19

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 tonness last year, a senior agriculture official have announced.

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 Covid-19 pandemic.

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

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