Cambodia's rice export down 6.4pc


Cambodia exported 320,076 tons of milled rice in the first eight months of 2016, down 6.4 per cent from the 342,136 tons over the same period last year, according to a report released on Sunday.

Some 74 companies have exported Cambodian milled rice to 62 countries and regions around the world, said the report compiled by the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export.

Three top buyers are China, France and Poland, it said, adding that China imported about 52,216 tons of milled rice from Cambodia during the January-August period this year, France imported 48,227 tons, and Poland purchased 45,868 tons.

The Southeast Asian country produces over nine million tons of paddy rice a year. With this amount, it has over three million tons of milled rice for export, according to a news agency.

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