PHNOM PENH (Xinhua): Cambodia exported 136,825 metric tonnes of milled rice to China during the first five months of 2020, up 25 per cent over the same period last year, according to an official report released on Monday (June 1).
China remained the biggest buyer of Cambodian rice during the January-May period this year, said the report of the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export, adding that export to China accounted for 38 per cent of the country's total rice export.
It also showed that Cambodia exported 122,010 tonnes of milled rice to the European markets during the period, up 51 per cent.
According to the report, the kingdom shipped a total of 356,097 tonnes of milled rice to 54 countries and regions during the first five months of this year, up 42 per cent over the same period last year.
Cambodia produced approximately 10 million tonnes of paddy rice year, according to the ministry of agriculture. With this amount, the country saw paddy rice surplus of about 5.6 million tonnes in equivalent to 3.5 million tonnes of milled rice. - Xinhua
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