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Worth tilling in paddy fields, extracting rice for local distribution and export. Heng Chivoan

Breaking down the numbers

With the recent release of the annual agricultural production report by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries consolidating the overall export statistics – a total of 66 raw and partly processed agricultural products – the Kingdom saw a 0.7 million surge in tonnes of various produce exports in 2015.

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2015 agriculture produce report by Ministy of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The Phnom Penh Post

The key export players recorded in the report were cassava, rice, and rubber, with cassava chiefly taking the top spot of 2.7 million tonnes for dried cassava chips and 570,000 tonnes for fresh cassava shipments.

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2015 agriculture produce report by Ministy of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The Phnom Penh Post

While natural rubber was shipped abroad at an increase of 13.4 per cent with 152,000 tonnes, sugarcane shipments also showed a positive increment of 47.5 per cent to 111,000 tonnes. Rice, the Kingdom’s most primary agriculture crop, on the other hand, had its exports increased by 39 per cent, clocking in at 538,000 tonnes.

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ASEAN food security information system (AFSIS) December 2015 report. The Phnom Penh Post

The following infographics show a comprehensive and comprehendible breakdown of Cambodia’s export statistics, with comparisons to the export health of its regional counterparts within ASEAN.

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ASEAN food security information system (AFSIS) December 2015 report. The Phnom Penh Post

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