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Hanoi (VNA) -
Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has said that his country exported 300,000 tonnes of rice in the first four months of this year, up nearly 40.5 percent year-on-year.

Agriculture exports via official channels surpassed 2 million tonnes while those through unofficial ones stood at 1 million tonnes.

The Khmer Times newspaper quoted Sakhon as saying that in April, Cambodia shipped 5,500 tonnes of tapioca and 4,500 tonnes of fresh cassava to Thailand and Vietnam; 800 tonnes of cashew nut to Vietnam; 1,982 tonnes of banana to China, Vietnam, and Japan; and 150 tonnes of mango to Thailand, Vietnam, France, Russia, the Republic of Korea, and Hong Kong (China).

During the four months, the country also exported more than 9,300 tonnes of tapioca, 33,200 tonnes of corn, 2,250 tonnes of pepper, 44 tonnes of vegetables, 420 tonnes of tobacco, 186,200 tonnes of cashew nut, more than 42 tonnes of mango, and other farm produce.

It produced a total of 31 million tonnes of food last year, earning of 10 billion USD, and shipped over 620,200 tonnes of rice overseas for around 500 million USD./.