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Cambodian Rice Quotes (Updated 22-28, May, 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% 670 660 565 420
10% 665 655 560 415
25% .... .... .... 400
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 Jan-June 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 May 22, 2017)

Country
Variety
CAM VIETTHAIINDPAKMY
Jasmine Rice  670 ... ... ...  ...  ... 
Fragrant Rice (SKO) 565 ... ... ...  ...   ...
 White Rice
100% B
 ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  ... 
 White Rice
5%
 420 ...  ...  ...  ...  ...
 White Rice
10%
 415 ... ...  ...  ... ...
 White Rice
15%
... ...  ...  ... ... ...
 White Rice
25%
 400 ...  ...  ...  ...   ... 
 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  
6. Jun 29,105 29,666 40,800 33,862  
7. Jul 31,411 26,060 28,492 24,087  
8. Aug 29,358 29,871 29,819 27,799   
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

212,394

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            
Jun            
Jul            
Aug            
Sep            
Oct            
Nov            
Dec            
12
months
81,432 27,848 9,706 5,312 16,703 15,256

Sources: Mekong Oryza 

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Rice Body Stirs National Pride and Anti-Competitive Enforcement
Posted: Sep 29, 2016

In an effort to stir national pride and bolster the faltering rice sector, the Cambodian Rice Federation has created a seal emblazoned with the federation’s logo to identify rice that has been grown and milled in Cambodia.

And if the carrot doesn’t work, they are also prepared to use a stick: more vigorous enforcement of laws that punish those who sell imported rice falsely claiming that it is 100 percent Cambodian grown.

An ad campaign featuring Cambodian rice, celebrity chefs and the new seal is set to be filmed this morning, with the ads scheduled to begin airing on television, radio and social media websites by this weekend, federation adviser Rod Bassett said.

Moul Sarith, secretary-general of the rice federation, said there was a twofold impetus for the creation of the seal and the ad campaign to promote it.

“We’d like to guard our markets—prevent rice sellers from mixing Cambodian rice with rice from neighboring countries, and thereby defrauding people,” he said on Wednesday. “The second is we’d like Cambodian people to take pride in their rice.

Members of the federation’s board and other volunteers are visiting rice mills across the country to encourage them to use 100 percent Cambodian-grown rice, said Hun Lak, the group’s vice president.

“In order for the move to be effective, we have asked relevant institutions like Camcontrol, the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Agriculture to punish those who trade rice that is not pure Cambodian rice, or to take measures to close their businesses,” Mr. Lak said.

Camcontrol, together with anti-economic crime police and customs officers, acts as the government’s fraud suppression arm. The law protecting Cambodian rice isn’t new, but the enforcement effort has taken on a heightened importance as a result of the challenges facing the industry.

Var Roth San, an adviser to the Commerce Ministry, said that those selling “fraudulent rice” would be jailed for a year and have their business closed. Those who used the federation’s seal fraudulently would be jailed for five years.

The moves come as sluggish global demand for rice has hit markets across Southeast Asia, driving down prices and bringing Cambodian rice into steeper competition with its neighbors. The government has pumped money into the rice sector over the past two weeks to prevent farmers from going bankrupt.

Challenges also come from further afield. Nigeria, once the world’s second-largest importer of rice at 3 million tons per year behind China, which imports 4 million tons annually, started self-sustainability measures last year and for months at a time has completely frozen rice imports. Other West African nations are following suit, Mr. Bassett said.

Thailand, meanwhile, is trying to rid itself of a nearly 10 million ton rice surplus and Vietnam, with its more cost-efficient production, is able to maintain a significantly lower price point for its crops, which frequently cross its porous border with Cambodia.

Rice from Vietnam sold for $25 per 50 kg bag near Phnom Penh’s Central Market  on Wednesday, whereas Cambodian rice sold for between $30 and $50.

The government’s efforts prop up rice prices by encouraging large purchases by businesses and wealthy individuals have helped to sell only a few tons of rice, said Mr. Sarith, who on Wednesday was visiting groups of rice farmers in Battambang. He estimated that 35 to 40 percent of farmers in the area had stock remaining.

Prices being offered by mills affiliated with the rice federation had fallen to about $150 per ton of paddy on Wednesday, despite $27 million in subsidies pushed through by the government and the Rural Development Bank.

Song Saran, CEO of Phnom Penh-based exporter Amru Rice, said that his company had been buying pure Cambodian rice since September 18. Having already purchased 1,000 more tons of paddy than initially planned, he said he doubted the ad campaign would push him to buy more, even though he thinks “it’s a good idea.”

Although the rice federation is putting concerted effort into the seal, it is not likely to have a big impact on the current market conditions, Mr. Bassett admitted.

“The majority of the domestic market is for rice grown in Cambodia,” he said. “The idea is to give the mills confidence. Right now they’re holding off.”

By Kang Sothear and Aisha Down, The Cambodia Daily

 

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