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Falling salt price

THE price of salt per bag in Cambodia is down 42 percent compared to last year as domestic production exceeded demand because of good weather conditions, according to the Cambodia Salt Producers Association (CSPA). CSPA President Ly Seng said Monday the association sold one 50-kilogram bag of salt to its distributors for 11,600 riels (US$2.76) this week, whereas the same amount of salt sold for 20,000 riels (US$4.87) last year. CSPA has produced 174,000 tonnes of salt this year. In 2009, the association produced just 30,000 tonnes because of poor weather.



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