Cambodia exported over 200,000 tonnes of rice in the January-April period, up 67.2 percent from the same period last year.

According to the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export, China was the largest importer, buying more than 66,000 tonnes of Cambodia rice. It was followed by France with 23,000 tonnes.

Besides traditional customers, Cambodia is looking for new markets with the aim of increasing rice export.

Farm produce, particularly rice, is a priority in Cambodia’s export policy. However, the country is facing difficulties in processing equipment to enhance rice quality. Cambodia also has to compete with other major exporters such as Thailand and Vietnam./.