Cambodia’s rice export to China up 66 pct in H1

Phnom Penh – Cambodia exported 118,401 tons of milled rice to China in the first six months of 2019, up 66 percent over the same period last year, said an official report on Friday.

China remained the top buyer of Cambodian rice during the January-June period this year, said the report of the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export, adding that the export to China accounted for 42 percent of the country’s total rice export.

Meanwhile, the country shipped 93,503 tons of rice to the European markets, down 32 percent because the European Union imposed earlier this year duties for three years on rice importing from Cambodia in a bid to curb a surge in rice imports from the country and to protect European producers.

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