The South-Eastern nation of Cambodia exported 5.54 million tons of agricultural products in the first eight months of 2021, up 89.7% from 2.92 million tons over the same period last year. Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon has stated that the nation shipped to 66 countries and regions, earning gross revenue of US$3.23 billion from the exports during the January-August period this year. He added that main agricultural produce for exports included rice, rubber, cassava, mangoes, fresh bananas, pepper, cashew nuts, corn, palm oil, and tobacco, among others.
"In sum, during the first eight months of 2021, non-rice exports rose by 110 percent, while milled rice exports dropped by 23 percent due to shipping container shortages and higher shipping costs," Sakhon said.
Cambodia exported 343,447 tons of milled rice during the first eight months of this year, generating 292 million U.S. dollars in revenue.