Thu. May 26th, 2022

Cambodia exported nearly 176,000 tonnes of husked rice in the first
six months of this year, up 125 percent of year-on-year, thanks to
rising demand on international markets and the Government’s efforts to
promote exports.

According to General Secretary of
the Alliance of Rice Producers and Exporters of Cambodia Sung Saron, the
EU countries is now the biggest consumer of Cambodian rice, accounting
for 60 percent of the country’s total export volume in the first six
months.

It is followed by ASEAN and East Asian nations such as Thailand , Malaysia and China .

Over the past time, the Cambodian government has taken a wide range of
measures to boost rice exports in an effort to reach the target of
shipping 1 million tonnes by 2015.

They include
encouraging the private sector’s involvement in rice exports, increasing
trade promotion activities and seeking new markets.

In 2012, the Southeast Asian country shipped more than 205,700 tonnes of rice abroad.-VNA

By vivian