Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, has briefed the achievement on the paddy production and milled rice exports in 2020.
He said that Cambodia has a total of over 3.40 million hectares of paddy fields. Among them, over 3.26million hectares are harvesting areas, with an average yield of 3.34tonnes per hectares.
Sakhon added that 2020’s totalled paddy production was over 10.93million tonnes and Cambodia has a surplus of 5.9 million tonnes of paddy.
He added that in 2020, Cambodia exported around 690,829 tonnes, up to 11.40 percent compared with 2019 with a total value of around $538.8 million. While, the total exported paddy was 2.89 million tonnes (total valued of $723.48 million).
Sakhon said that Cambodia exported milled rice to 60 countries. China alone imported around 289,439 tonnes or 41.90 percent of total rice exports, EU (24 countries) was 203,791 tonnes or 29.50 percent, Asean (6 countries) was 86,899 tonnes or 12.58 percent, and other destinations (29 countries) was 110,700 tonnes or 16.02 percent.
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