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Cambodia: Ratanakkiri province chalks up $37 mln in agri-exports

Cambodia’s north-eastern Ratanakkiri province exported 87,604 tonnes of agricultural products worth $37 million to the international market last year. This was made clear in a statement by provincial governor Thong Savon on Monday, when he spoke at a press conference on the province’s progress update and future direction at the Council of Ministers.

There are 27 export companies operating in the province with licences for economic land concessions totalling 124,669ha, of which 55,043ha are cultivated, he said. He said crops include rubber trees, cashew nuts, yellow bananas, dragon fruit, coconuts, mangoes, pineapple, durian, jackfruit and oranges.

Cambodia’s agricultural exports – formal and informal – exceeded four million tonnes in the first half of the year, reported the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

According to The Post, the nation’s major official agricultural exports include milled rice, cassava, pepper, natural rubber, mangoes, cashew nuts, bananas, corn, soybeans, vegetables and tobacco. Paddy and fresh cassava are the main products shipped unofficially to the Vietnamese market.

Last year, the Kingdom exported more than $5.4 billion worth of agricultural products.

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