Cambodian workers preliminarily process cashew nuts for export. (Source: kimmyfarm.com)

Cambodia's Thmey Thmey newspaper on September 7, citing a source from the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said that in the first eight months of 2021, Cambodia exported about 876,531 tons of cashews, an increase of about 350% against the same period last year.

The increase in Cambodia’s cashew exports in 2021 is due to the increase in the cultivation area of cashew growers coupled with the sale of reserves abroad from 2020.

According to statistics of the Cambodian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, other major markets of Cambodia’s cashew imports in the first eight months include China (3,639 tons) and Thailand (3,230 tons).

Mr. Uon Silot, Chairman of the Cambodia Cashew Association, said that the Vietnam Cashew Association has collected cashews from Cambodia to process and supply to the international market.

Currently, Cambodia has more than 500,000 ha of cashew plantations in 10 provinces specializing in this crop. Of which, the four provinces with the largest cashew growing area include Kampong Thom with about 90,959 ha, Kratie with about 47,858 ha, Ratanakiri with about 30,459 ha and Kampong Cham with about 24,364 ha./.

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