Export Statistics
Cambodian Rice Quotes (Updated 25-01, Sep-Oct, 2017)

Wet Season
Wet Season

Fragrant Rice
(Sen Kra Ob)


Dry Season

Long Grain White Rice IR
5% 720 715 640 435
10% 715 710 635 430
25% .... .... .... 415
A1 Extra Super .... .... .... ....
A1 Super .... .... ....  

FOB Term US$/Ton Phnom Penh or Sihanouk Ville Port (Min Order 10 Containers) 

Cambodian Premium Red and Organic Rice Quotes ( Update July-Dec 2017 )

Organic (Phka Malis) 
Jasmine Rice
= 92%
Wet Season
Organic Brown Jasmine Rice
(Phka Malis)
Purity = 92%
Wet Season
Red Jasmine Rice
(Phka Malis)
Wet Season
5% 1,417 1,260 1,445
10% .... .... ....
25% .... .... .....
A1 Extra Super .... .... .....
A1 Super ..... .... .....

FOB Term US$/Ton Phnom Penh or Sihanouk Ville Port

World Rice Quotes Comparison (Update Sep 25, 2017)

Jasmine Rice  720 ... ... ...  ...  ... 
Fragrant Rice (SKO) 640 ... ... ...  ...   ...
 White Rice
100% B
 ...  ...  ... ...  ... ... 
 White Rice
 435 ... ... ... ... ...
 White Rice
 430 ... ...  ...  ... ...
 White Rice
425 ...  ...  ... ... ...
 White Rice
 415 ...  ...  ...  ...   ... 
 Parboiled Rice ... ... ... ... ... ...

FOB Term US$/Ton 

Cambodian Rice Exported by Months 2013 to 2017

1. Jan 25,726 21,536 35,921 44,033   48,820
2. Feb 24,089 27,037 37,676 51,912  60,731
3. Mar 45,413 35,757 75,867 66,275  57,127
4. Apr 23,276 35,961 51,719 39,550  45,716
5. May 28,350 27,971 41,842 32,558 45,243 
6. Jun 29,105 29,666 40,800 33,862  30,925
7. Jul 31,411 26,060 28,492 24,087 27,354 
8. Aug 29,358 29,871 29,819 27,799   56,274
9. Sep 29,395 35,511 26,969 41,429  
10. Oct 28,031 35,418 439,06 60,016  
11. Nov 37,855 31,137 48,748 58,168  
12. Dec 46,847 51,136 81,479 62,455   
378,856 387,061 538,396 542,144


Sources: Mekong Oryza - Cambodia Rice Federation CRF 

Top Countries Imported Cambodian Rice Monthly 2014-2017

Year 2014 70,077 55,938 48,980 48,120 32,024 18,515
Year 2015 116,639 75,257 58,410 54,914 58,410 18,557
Year 2016 127,460 78,329 28,690 38,877 64,035 17,673


Jan 18,383 8,230 2,219 529 4,760 2,432
Feb 28,004   7,088 2,960   529  4,376 3,954 
Mar 21,095  5,688   2,471 2,162  3,778   4,285
Apr  13,950  6,842 2,056 2,092  3,789 4,588
May  7,337  5,611  3,217  1,553  6,333 5,363 
Jun  5,951 3,862  1,971  1,265  2,603  647 
Jul 3,032  5,046   2,617  1,613  2,747  917
Aug 11,069  7,066   2,518 5,552  4,496  1,012 
108,821 49,433 20,029 15,295 32,882 23,198

Sources: Mekong Oryza 

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Laos, China boost trade and investment cooperation
Posted: Jun 30, 2016

Laos and China have enjoyed a good relationship over many years. Leaders from the two countries have cooperated in different development sectors, including assistance with goods trading and investment promotion.

Such cooperation and economic promotion plans have pushed strong growth in the trade and investment value of the two countries, with China now the top foreign investor in Laos.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) reported recently that, in the period since 2011 to last year, the trade value between Laos and China increased annually from about 10.5 trillion kip (US $1.3 billion) in 2011, up to US$1.7 billion in 2012, about US$2.7 billion in 2013 and US$3.6 billion in 2014.

"However trade value declined to around US$2.78 billion last year due to the impact of the global economic slowdown as some product prices dropped globally, such as mining ore and rubber," the report noted.

The trade also includes that between Laos and China's Yunnan province, that had a value of US$203 million in 2010, which increased to US$1.37 billion last year, covering 40 per cent of the trade value of the two parties.

The main important factor pushing the trade growth is that the two parties often hold discussions on any problems and find solutions to facilitate imports and exports at the border.

Laos is also invited to various trade fairs in China to promote trade and investment cooperation.

The two parties also have cooperation in agricultural product quality checking before it is exported to China, including in rice, dried cassava chips, bananas and watermelons.

The Ministry of Industry and Commerce's website reported that each year, China grants import quotas of rice to World Trade Organisation members amounting to around 2.66 million tonnes. The allocation of such quotas is based on a first-come first-served basis. In 2015, under the bilateral agreement, China granted a rice import quota to Laos for 8,000 tonnes of rice.

To ensure the safety of exported rice from Laos to China, the two parties have reached a protocol on inspection and quarantine requirements for importing Lao rice.

The rice mentioned in this protocol refers to polished rice that has undergone a milling processing without rice husk and other impurities. The rice will need to meet phytosanitary requirements and conditions, pest management measures, methods of processing, packaging, transport and other important aspects.

To enhance safety and facilitate the export of Laos' agricultural products such as bananas, watermelons and cassava to China, the Lao and Chinese governments have exchanged views and reached a consensus on phytosanitary requirements for the export of watermelons, bananas and cassava from Laos to China in accordance with the results of pest risk analysis and shall comply with the relevant phytosanitary laws and regulations of China and Laos.

In the investment sector, the MPI reported that, in 2011, Chinese investment in Laos saw 160 projects underway valued at over 22.27 trillion kip (US$2.75 billion), including joint venture investment within the local sector.

"Now Chinese investment in Laos has over 760 projects underway with a value of about (US$6.7 billion), making China the top ranked foreign investor in Laos, followed by Thailand and Vietnam," the five-year report  noted.

Investment cooperation also included Laos and Yunnan. Currently Laos is the second top in terms of overseas investment by Yunnan with a value of US$1.04 billion.

Many companies from Yunnan completed construction projects in Laos, including the development of roads, electricity transmission lines, water supplies, and economic zones.

Besides the trade and investment cooperation, the two parties also have agreements on assistance, such as in 2011, when the Chinese government granted free aid to the Lao government worth about 174 billion kip (150 million yuan) to support national construction projects, including the National Convention Centre, Party Central Committee's Office, Fourth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge, payment system improvements at banks, as well as vehicles and equipment support.

From 2011 to last year, China released zero interest loans to Laos for important projects, including buying aircraft, renovation of the National Culture Hall, vehicles and equipment to facilitate the ASEM-9 and the establishment of a Lao Front for National Construction training centre.

In the same period, China also released low interest loans to support projects in agriculture, water supplies, optic fiber installation and road improvements.

There were also 'buyer credit loans' for development and improvement projects in the energy sector, especially investment in power plant construction, electricity transmission lines, roads, bridges, airports, satellites and internet.

The MPI's report noted that China also provides more than 300 scholarships for Lao students per year.

Grants and assistance have also flowed from Yunnan, including assisting Laos with the construction of an animal feed factory, purchase of equipment, insecticides, and training in the health and agriculture sectors.

Deputy Division Director of the Department of Asian Affairs under China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Liu Zhi (whilst addressing at a seminar on production capacity cooperation recently in Beijing), said that China's investment in Laos mainly focuses on infrastructure development that helps to improve people's livelihoods.

The main projects in Laos are the China-Laos railway, while in the telecommunications sector China is partnering with Laos on the country's first satellite project. In the energy sector, China is helping Laos to build power plants. The two countries have also established cross-border economic zones to support Free Trade Agreement projects, especially the Yunnan-Laos project.

These projects will play an important role in terms of improving people's livelihoods. China is still looking forward to deepening cooperation with Laos in the future. It boasts advantages in production capacity including equipment, technology and managerial experience.

Laos is in need of advanced production capacity. In the short term, Laos needs more technological support and technology transfer in the areas of energy, manufacturing, agriculture, education, medicines and services. In the long run, Laos is looking for help with the development of human resources.

Source: Asia News Network (ANN)

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