Estimated value of Cambodia’s agricultural exports (excluding fishery products, animal and forest products and rubber wood) to an estimated 68 countries in the first 10 months of 2021 was valued at more than $4billion.

According to a report from Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, the export of rice was at more than $392 millions, the export of rice paddy was at more than $465 while the export of non-rice agricultural products was more than $2.83 billion.

Natural rubber exports amounted to $379 in the first nine months of 2021.

According to the National Phytosanitary Database obtained from the General Department of Agriculture, in the first 10 months of 2021, agricultural exports totaled 6,364,607.24 tons, targeting 68 countries.

This is an increase of 2,970 691.60 tons, equivalent to 87.53% compared to the same period in 2020, which was recorded at only 3,393,915.64 tons.

Overall, the total export of agricultural products in the first 10 months of 2021 increased by 87.53%, of which agricultural products other than rice increased by 106.62% and rice exports decreased by 14.20%.

Due to the cost of transportation to the targeted destinations having doubled, together with the global shortage of 20-foot containers for exporting rice.

The export of rice in 40 foot containers is not permitted due to the legal standards of transportation, attributed to the load factor will exceed the weight limit.

Source: KhmerTimes