Cambodia’s Milled Rice Export Reaches Over 400,000 Tonnes In First Eight Months

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Phnom Penh, September 11, 2023 --

Cambodia exported a total of 401,699 tonnes of milled rice in the first eight months of this year, generating over US$278 million in revenue, a Cambodia Rice Federation’s report said on Friday.

The January-August export accounted for 58 percent of the planned export amount of 700,000 tonnes this year, the same source added.

Exported milled rice varieties included premium aromatic rice, fragrant rice, long grain white rice, parboiled rice, and organic rice, it pointed out.

According to the report, Cambodian rice has been shipped to 56 countries and regions around the world during the said period.

European Union countries remained the top buyer of Cambodia’s milled rice, purchasing 164,682 tonnes, followed by China and its autonomous regions and ASEAN members with 143,818 tonnes and 36,692 tonnes, respectively, it said.

In 2022, Cambodia exported over 630,000 tonnes of milled rice to 59 countries, earning US$414 million, while the revenue from paddy rice export was around US$841 million.

The Cambodia Rice Federation has set an ambitious goal to export at least a million tonnes of milled rice by 2025.