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Cambodian Rice Quotes (Updated 25-01, Sep-Oct, 2017)
Variety
&
Percentage
Premium 
Jasmine
Rice 
(Rumduol)
Purity 

90%
Wet Season
Jasmine
Rice
(Rumduol)
Purity
>
85%
Wet Season

Fragrant Rice
(Sen Kra Ob)

>

85%
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 )

Variety
&
Percentage
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)

Country
Variety
CAM VIETTHAIINDPAKMY
Jasmine Rice  720 ... ... ...  ...  ... 
Fragrant Rice (SKO) 640 ... ... ...  ...   ...
 White Rice
100% B
 ...  ...  ... ...  ... ... 
 White Rice
5%
 435 ... ... ... ... ...
 White Rice
10%
 430 ... ...  ...  ... ...
 White Rice
15%
425 ...  ...  ... ... ...
 White Rice
25%
 415 ...  ...  ...  ...   ... 
 Parboiled Rice ... ... ... ... ... ...

FOB Term US$/Ton 

Cambodian Rice Exported by Months 2013 to 2017

Monthly20132014201520162017
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   
Yearly
Export
378,856 387,061 538,396 542,144

372,190 

Sources: Mekong Oryza - Cambodia Rice Federation CRF 

Top Countries Imported Cambodian Rice Monthly 2014-2017

Monthly
/Tons
FRAPOLCHINAMALNETBEL
Year 2014 70,077 55,938 48,980 48,120 32,024 18,515
Monthly
/Tons
CHINAFRANETMALPOLUK
Year 2015 116,639 75,257 58,410 54,914 58,410 18,557
Monthly
/Tons
CHINAFRANETMALPOLUK
Year 2016 127,460 78,329 28,690 38,877 64,035 17,673
2017 CHINA FRA NET MAL POL

UK

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 
Sep            
Oct            
Nov            
Dec            
12
months
108,821 49,433 20,029 15,295 32,882 23,198

Sources: Mekong Oryza 

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Indonesia Needs Cheaper Rice
Posted: Sep 27, 2016

Indonesia would consider buying more rice from Cambodia if the price was more competitive, the Indonesian ambassador to Cambodia told reporters after the Indonesian Trade and Tourism Promotion 2016 expo in Phnom Penh on Friday.

Ambassador Pitono Purnomo said that Cambodia and Indonesia signed a memorandum of understanding in 2012 for the annual export of about 100,000 tons of milled rice and have been in continuous talks since.

He added that so far, negotiations had yet to provide enough incentive to increase imports as the price of Cambodian rice was too high. He said Indonesia was one of the world’s biggest rice consumers and needed rice not only for consumption but also for stock stabilization.

“The price of Cambodian rice is high, you have to make it lower to compare with your competitors like Thailand and Vietnam. Indonesia is one of the biggest rice consumers,” Mr. Purnomo said.

“If you make the price more competitive compared to Vietnam and Thailand, Indonesia will of course consider Cambodian rice. We are not going to import premium rice as we are importing it for the average citizen. We don’t need high grade as we also want to use it for stock purposes,” he added.

Mr. Purnomo said the ball was now in Cambodia’s court, adding that if the price was reduced, Indonesia would make appropriate considerations. “As far as I know, we’re only stuck on the price. I understand the price is a bit higher since you have higher-quality rice and logistics are high.”

Commerce Minister Pan Sorasak said at the rice purchasing and export workshop that Indonesia has been working with the Ministry of Commerce to purchase about 400,000 tons of rice and just needed to agree on the price and type of rice.

“Indonesia demands white rice with more than 15 percent broken rice to deliver to average people. It is not a premium rice. Indonesia wants to purchase low-grade rice,” he said. “We are now working with Indonesia, but we want our rice exporters to consider low-quality rice for export.”

Song Saron, president of Amru Rice of Cambodia, told Khmer Times that his company had yet to export to Indonesia because the price for logistics was higher than neighboring countries and added that Indonesia’s market was for white rice.

“In my opinion, we cannot talk about export [to Indonesia] at the moment. We must first make our price more competitive,” he said.

Mr. Saron added that Cambodian rice would be more competitive if electricity, logistics and port costs were reduced as well as other administrative procedures for rice millers and exporters. He said Cambodian white rice costs about $425 per ton while that in Thailand and Vietnam was $380 and $360 respectively, about $40 to $65 higher per ton.

“Production costs should be under $30 per ton. Generally, our production costs are about $100 from rice paddy. If it is $40 to $60 per ton we could do it,” Mr. Saron said. “If logistics, electricity, and port costs are high, how can we compete with neighboring countries?”

In 2015, according to figures from the Indonesian embassy, Indonesia exported $435 million in goods to the Kingdom while Cambodia exported only $15 million to Indonesia. Indonesia’s exports included garments, spare parts, chemicals, medicine and tobacco while Cambodia mostly exported garments and food.

By SOK CHAN, The KHMER TIMES News

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