Cambodia will officially commemorate its first direct export of fresh mangoes to China on May 7, according to Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Veng Sakhon on May 4.
Cambodia imported $17.7 million worth of buffalo meat from India last year, up by more than 170 per cent from $6.4 million in 2019, the Indian embassy in Phnom Penh said in a press release.
Cambodia on May 1 imposed an indefinite ban on the import of frozen meats and other frozen goods qualified as “high-risk” originating from India to contain the spread of Covid-19 amid a devastating second coronavirus wave in the regional economic power.
Cambodia generated $99.87 million from natural rubber exports in the first four months of 2021, up by 2.5 per cent from $97.43 million in the same period last year, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Bavet town in the eastern province of Svay Rieng will soon become the home of an electric bicycle assembly plant invested by Wan Da Wei Ye International Co Ltd, after the project got the nod from the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) on April 29.
Cambodia exported 192,495 tonnes of milled rice in the first four months of this year, representing a 107,757-tonne or 35.89-per-cent drop from the 300,252 tonnes posted in January-April 2020, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The pepper industry plans to export 5,000 tonnes of Geographical Indication (GI) and non-GI peppercorn this year to meet the growing market demand in the region and the EU.
China has allowed Cambodia to export fresh mangoes directly to its market after Chinese Customs on April 26 certified 37 mango plantations and five packaging factories as compliant with phytosanitary and packaging standards.
The Chey Sambor Cashew Nut processing cottage industry plans to send the Kingdom’s maiden export to Japan next month, after the Cambodian government reopened inter-provincial travel.
This year's salt market will not be as strong as it was last year, with yields and prices expected to drop, according to salt producers in Kampot province.