Phnom Penh (FN), July 10 - Report on Cambodian rice exports in the first semester 2018 released on Tuesday indicated that Cambodia exported more than 270,000 tons of rice to 70 countries, a decrease of 5.9% compared to the same period in 2017, which was 288,562 tons.

Over the past six months, China, the biggest in Cambodian rice importer, imported 60,000 tons of Cambodian rice, followed by France more than 40,000 tons and Malaysia 20,000 tons.

In the whole 2017, Cambodia exported 630,000 tons of rice, while the Royal Government plans to increase rice exports to one million tons per year.