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Cambodia earns 278.6 mln USD from milled rice export in January-August

PHNOM PENH, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia exported 401,699 tonnes of milled rice in the first eight months of 2023, earning a total revenue of 278.6 million U.S. dollars, the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) said in a news release on Saturday.

The Southeast Asian country shipped milled rice to 56 countries and regions during the January-August period, the news release said, adding that China remained the top buyer.

The kingdom exported 143,818 tonnes of milled rice to China during the above-mentioned period, generating a gross revenue of 91.6 million dollars, the news release said.

CRF President Chan Sokheang has set a full-year milled rice export target for the kingdom at 700,000 tonnes in 2023, noting that China is a huge market.

"The federation will continue to collaborate with the Ministry of Commerce to ensure that the annual sales of milled rice to China top 400,000 tonnes each year (in the future)," he said.

According to the news release, rice varieties the country exported included fragrant rice, organic rice, white rice, parboiled rice, and japonica rice.