More than 3 million tonnes of Cambodia’s agricultural products were exported as of Sept 11, according to a report from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The report added that Cambodia exported milled rice totalling 463,805 tonnes, of which, 164,962 tonnes went to China, 154,287 tonnes to the EU, 61,700 tonnes to Asean countries, and 83,127 tonnes to other markets.
In addition to milled rice, Cambodia also exported 1.18million tonnes of cassava chips, 512,350 tonnes of fresh cassava, 202,207 tonnes of cashew nuts, 193,660 tonnes of corn, 213,486 tonnes of fresh bananas, 51,670 tonnes of mangoes, 41,970 tonnes of palm oil, 3,959 tonnes of pepper, 5,376 tonnes of tobacco, 83 tonnes of vegetables, 51,121 tonnes of fresh chilis and more than 55,420 tonnes of other products.
Most of the products were exported to China, the EU, Asean, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand and the US.
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon said that the informal exports of paddy were also recorded at more than 1.33 million tonnes as of Sept 11. He said the majority of paddy exports went to Vietnam from various provinces that border the country – Takeo sent 123,015 tonnes, Prey Veng 902,377 tonnes, Svay Rieng 160,975 tonnes, Kandal 57,352 tonnes and Kampot 93,515 tonnes.
“While the government is working to boost domestic food production to reduce food imports during the global COVID-19 pandemic, the ministry noted that a small number of individuals have been supporting those who cause trouble by trying their best to protect a small number of traders for importing agricultural products from outside as well,” Sakhon said.
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