Covid-19 demand for milled rice could mean record exports

Cambodia could export between 800,000 and one million tonnes of milled rice this year, buoyed by sustained demand stemming from Covid-19 uncertainty, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries senior official Ngin Chhay has announced.

Chhay, the director-general of the ministry’s General Directorate of Agriculture, told a press conference that the Kingdom exported 350,000 tonnes of rice in the first five months of the year, to more than 60 countries.

He said: “I hope that this year, according to estimates, rice exports may near the one million tonne mark if the orders retain their momentum, or at least exceed 800,000 tonnes.”

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