Cambodia’s rice exports to China continue to rise in first 4 months

PHNOM PENH, May 16 (Xinhua) — Cambodia exported 95,066 metric tons of milled rice to China in the first four months of 2019, a 66-percent increase over the same period last year, showed an official report released on Thursday.

China is still the top buyer of Cambodian rice during the January-April period this year, said the report of the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export, adding that export to China accounted for 44.5 percent of the country’s total rice export.

It said the Southeast Asian country exported a total of 213,763 tons of rice to 46 countries and regions in the first four months of this year, up 8.3 percent over the same period last year.

The report noted that the kingdom exported 65,552 tons of rice to the European markets during the period, down 34 percent because, in January, the European Union imposed duties for three years on rice importing from Cambodia in a bid to curb a surge in rice imports from the kingdom and to protect European producers.

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