Cambodia exported 332,000 tonnes of rice in the first 11 months of this year, up 94 percent year-on-year, according to Xinhua News Agency.

The Southeast Asian nation sold rice to 63 countries and territories, with Poland, France, Malaysia, Thailand, the Netherlands and China as the main importers.

Cambodian rice now has broader markets overseas, said Hean Vanhorn, director of the single window secretariat for facilitating milled rice exports.

This is a golden chance for local farmers, producers, and exporters to increase rice production and quality in order to meet the needs in international markets, he added.

Late last month, Cambodian fragrant rice was awarded the world's best rice for the second year at a global rice tasting competition in China's Hong Kong.

With more than 80 percent of the population being farmers, Cambodia produced 9.31 million tonnes of paddy rice in 2012. Besides local consumption, the country has about 3 million tonnes of milled rice left over for exports this year.

Cambodia aims to export 1 million tonnes of milled rice a year from 2015.

Last year, it shipped 187,115 tonnes of milled rice, earning 132 million USD, according to Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.-VNA