Upsurge in Vietnam imports of Cambodian farm produce

By Thi Ha   December 15, 2021 | 06:22 am PT
Upsurge in Vietnam imports of Cambodian farm produce
A woman cleans rice for sale in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, July 12, 2017. Photo by Reuters
The quantity of Cambodian rice, cashew nuts, maize, green beans and soya beans imported by Vietnam in the first 11 months of this year rose 3-4 times year-on-year.

Cambodia exported 912,000 tons of cashew nuts, over 134,000 tons of maize, some 26,000 tons of green beans, 66,200 tons of soya beans, and more than 26 million tons of pepper to Vietnam, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Cambodia.

It specified that the neighboring country exported 3.1 million tons of paddy rice to Vietnam in the 11-month period, an increase of more than over 75 percent year-on-year.

Cambodia sold more than 622,000 tons of fresh manioc, or 70 percent of its total exported volume, to Vietnam between January and November.

The trade office said that Cambodia exported a total of over 7.1 million tons of agricultural products to 68 markets, including Vietnam, in the first 11 months of this year, up 93.4 percent on-year.

More Cambodian farm produce was being bought by Vietnam because of their price and quality advantages, Vietnamese agricultural scientist Vo Toan Xuan said, noting that Cambodia has a lot of fertile land and farmers do not use much chemical pesticides.

Recently, several Vietnamese companies and residents have rented agricultural land in Cambodia to grow such crops as maniac, maize and sugarcane, he added.

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