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Cambodia exports 200,000 tonnes of dry rubber in first nine months

Latest being collected in cups for collection and processing. AKP

Cambodia has exported 179,621 tonnes of dry rubber in the first nine months of 2020, down 3 percent compared to the same period last year, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).

A tonne of dry rubber averagely cost $1,288 duing this period, about $51 lower than that of the first semester of 2019, it said.

The Kingdom has made a gross revenue of $231 million from the export of the commodity during the January-September period this year, MAFF added, stressing that the major markets for Cambodian rubber are Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, and China.

Cambodia has so far planted rubber trees on a total land area of 403,195 hectares, of which 62 percent are mature and ready for rubber tapping.

Some 282,071 tonnes of rubber worth $377 million were exported in 2019, up 30 percent from 2018, pointed out MAFF. Chea Vannak – AKP

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