Cambodia’s milled rice export bags $126 million in revenue in Q1

: exported a total of 176,581 tonnes of milled rice in the first quarter of this year, earning some US$126 million in revenue, a Cambodia Rice Federation report said on Wednesday.

The milled rice export increased by 3.5 percent compared to the same period last year, read the report.

Exported milled rice varieties included premium aromatic rice, fragrant rice, long grain white rice, parboiled rice, and organic rice, it said.

China remained the top buyer of Cambodia's milled rice, purchasing 84,773 tonnes or 48 percent of Cambodia's total milled rice export in the first three months of 2023.

Cambodian rice had been shipped to 41 countries and regions around the world.

In 2022, Cambodia exported over 630,000 tonnes of milled rice to 59 countries, earning US$414 million, while the revenue from paddy rice export was around US$841 million.

The Cambodia Rice Federation has set an ambitious goal to export at least a million tonnes of milled rice by 2025, an over 50 percent increase compared to the export figure in 2022.

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