PHNOM PENH, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia exported 637,004 tons of milled rice to international markets in 2022, up 3.2 percent, from 617,069 tons a year earlier, the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) said in a news release on Tuesday.
The Southeast Asian nation earned 414 million U.S. dollars in revenue from the exports of the commodity to 59 countries and regions last year, the CRF said.
China remained the top buyer of Cambodia's milled rice, the CRF added.
Exported milled rice varieties included premium aromatic rice, fragrant rice, long grain white rice, parboiled rice, organic rice and glutinous rice, it said.
Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Dith Tina said that China is a huge market for Cambodia's potential agricultural products, saying that the kingdom hoped to export more to China under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement.
"Cambodia and China have solid agricultural cooperation, and we have exported milled rice, mangoes, bananas, and, most recently, longans to China," he told Xinhua.