Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Corn exports pop up 276% in Jan-May

Corn exports pop up 276% in Jan-May

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A farmer plucks ripe corns in his house in Tbong Khmum province in 2020. Yousos Apdoulrashim

Corn exports pop up 276% in Jan-May

Cambodia exported 134,079 tonnes of corn in the first five months of this year, representing an increase of 276.23 per cent over the 35,637 tonnes recorded in the year-ago period, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Chan Sok, a red corn trader in northwestern Battambang province’s Phnom Proek district, told The Post that farmers in the area had sold all their stock, but that the new harvest season would start next month.

The corn he buys from local growers each year, in all its forms – fresh, dried and seeds – is then sold to traders in Thailand, he said.

"Prices and corn yields from last harvest were better than in 2020," Sok claimed.

Corn is typically harvested twice a year, between late June and August and then again between late October and February, he said.

According to Battambang provincial Department of Commerce director Kim Hout, about 80 per cent of the province's red corn output is exported by traders to Thailand, while the remainder is supplied to local animal feed company CP Cambodia Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Thai conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group).


  • NY sisters inspired by Khmer heritage

    Growing up in Brooklyn, New York, Cambodian-American sisters Edo and Eyen Chorm have always felt a deep affinity for their Cambodian heritage and roots. When the pair launched their own EdoEyen namesake jewellery brand in June, 2020, they leaned heavily into designs inspired by ancient Khmer

  • Cambodia records first Omicron community case

    The Ministry of Health on January 9 reported 30 new Covid-19 cases, 29 of which were imported and all were confirmed to be the Omicron variant. The ministry also reported 11 recoveries and no new deaths. Earlier on January 9, the ministry also announced that it had detected the Kingdom's

  • The effects of the USD interest rate hike on Cambodian economy

    Experts weigh in on the effect of a potential interest rate expansion by the US Federal Reserve on a highly dollarised Cambodia Anticipation of the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike in March is putting developing economies on edge, a recent blog post by

  • PM eyes Myanmar peace troika

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has suggested that ASEAN member states establish a tripartite committee or diplomatic troika consisting of representatives from Cambodia, Brunei and Indonesia that would be tasked with mediating a ceasefire in Myanmar. The premier also requested that Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa

  • Kampot tourism quay ‘90% done’

    Construction on Kampot International Tourism Port – a 4ha quay in Teuk Chhou district about 6km west of Kampot town – has fallen off track, reaching 90 per cent completion, according to a senior Ministry of Tourism official last week. The project is now planned to be finished

  • Demining rat ‘hero’ Magawa dead at 8

    A landmine-hunting rat that was awarded a gold medal for heroism for clearing ordnance from the Cambodian countryside has died, his charity said on January 11. Magawa, a giant African pouched rat originally from Tanzania, helped clear mines from about 225,000sqm of land – the equivalent of 42