C ambodia is expected to reap increasing revenues from rubber as world market prices
continue to rise, government officials said at the close of the third ASEAN Rubber
Conference. Deputy Prime Minister Sok An said the price of rubber had quadrupled
over the past seven years and the trend should continue. Cambodia is one of 23 rubber-producing
countries with annual exports of about 40,000 tons - only 0.46 percent of world production
- but Sok An said the Kingdom had great potential for increased revenues with greater
private investment in rubber production.