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Rice exports to soon hit 600K tonnes: ministry

Rice exports to soon hit 600K tonnes: ministry

Rice exports have been on the rise this year, according to recent figures released by the Ministry of Agriculture.

In the first 11 months of 2017, rice exports have reached 562,000 tonnes, an increase of 17.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

Approximately 45 percent of Cambodia’s total rice exports have gone to the European market, while 29 percent have gone to China alone.

According to Hean Vanhan, director general at the General Directorate of Agriculture, “based on the trend, rice exports should reach over 600,000 tonnes by the end of the year”.

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