PHNOM PENH, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia exported 626,225 tons of milled rice in 2018, a decrease of 1.5 percent over a year earlier, according to an official report released on Thursday.
Roughly 87 firms have brokered the country's rice for 61 countries and regions across the world last year, said the report from the Secretariat of One Window Service for Rice Export.
China is the biggest buyer of Cambodian rice, followed by France, Malaysia, Gabon, the Netherlands, and Vietnam, it said.
Cambodia shipped 170,154 tons of milled rice to China in 2018, down 14.8 percent year-on-year, said the report, adding that Chinese market absorbed 27.1 percent of Cambodia's total rice export.
Cambodia produces around 10 million tons of paddy rice a year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.