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During tour to Cambodia to particiate 6th World Rice Conference, a prominant Thai Rice Export Associaiton’s honorary president looked to work with Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) in rice trade.


Mr. Chookiat Ophaswongse, honorary president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA), Cambodia had the only one organization to represent its rice industry, which had been split into a few different organizations responsible the same roles in the rice trade in the previous time.

 With newly formed CRF, Mr. Chookiat Ophaswongse believed that CRF would strongly represent Cambodia’s rice industry, and TREA considered working with CRF in rice sectors.

 He said, “Before, we don’t know who to talk to when we come to Cambodia. You know there are two or three organizations representing rice export, but nowadays there is only one. It is easier to concentrate on this discussion.”

 He added, “we had a brief discussion, and we have to follow up from now what we should do in term of cooperation. Somehow, we can use the same model that Thailand do with Vietnam, so we have twice meetings a year and we exchange information that have been done immediately. For example our export figures every week.

Mekong Oryza Trading firm extended rice export volume to East China Fujian province after signing the agreement with Fuzhou Yifeng rice firm to send a year’s 30,000 tones of milled rice from Cambodia to supply increasing demand for 2015.


The amount is the additional quantity to 100,000 tones of milled rice, which ministry of Commerce signed memorandum of understanding with Chinese counterpart for exporting until April, 2015.

Hun Lak, Vice-President of Cambodia Rice Federation and Executive Director of Mekong Oryza trading, said that trough the agreement, his firm would supply milled rice for China’s Fuzhou Yifeng province’s market for whole year of 2015 in four phases.

He said that two firms already agreed on milled rice quality and other technical works because Mekong Oryza used to export some amount in previous time and the new agreement will require 70% of long grain white rice, while the rest 30% will prioritize to fragrant rice.

 “In 2015, we extend our capacity to supply to Fuzhou Yifeng and they also requested their officials particularly government to provide more quota for rice export from Cambodia, so this agreement is witnessed by two countries’ government,” he said.

He added “For my company, Chinese market is huge and we have strong potential. Important issue is we need to be careful of quality and competitive price. My company has many networks in China.”


Cambodian rice won the World Best Rice title in three years a row

·      CRF’s president believed in bright future of Cambodian rice.

 Mr. Kotaro Arai, who was awarded the ‘Lord of Rice’ tittle two year in a row, recognized excellence of award winning rice, which won the three-time championship in annual competition of the sixth World Rice Conference in Phnom Penh in late November, 2014. Both Cambodia and Thailand have now received the title three times each since the award was first offered in 2009.

Mr. Kotaro Arai said that the winning rice depended on its absoluteness in total quality which counted based on its appearance, test, fragrant smelling before and after cooking.

 “I mean the first is its appearance, I couldn’t divide even one broke piece. It’s just perfect, no talking! So appearance they had very high scores. And, after you cooked, taste is amazing, fragrant is amazing. I am very surprised how good Cambodian rice is!,” he said.



8-year Agricultural Project which ended in 2018 has prioritized five provinces, where poverty index is high
Five variety seeds, Phkar Rumdol, IR66, Sbay Mungkul, Chulsa and Senpidor, are among ten, which Ministry of Agriculture have encouraged.

 With the huge demands of paddy rice quality in the world market, Asian Development Bank (ADB) along with some key partners put some aid and loans for agricultural project to boost quality variety seeds for helping the milled rice export sector.  

 Over USD 51-million project, called Tonle Sap Poverty Reduction and Smallholder Development Project (TSSD), focused on five mainly relying agricultural provinces, Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap,  Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham and  Tboung Khmum.

 Some partners shared grant and soft loan for the project including  USD 27,3 million aid from ADB plus USD 3,4 million loan;  IFAD provided  USD 13,38 million—half is grant and another half is loan; Cambodian government contributed USD 5,45 million for the project, while Finland granted USD 1,6 million.

 


On December 08, 2014 at the Ministry of Commerce, H.E Sok Puthyvuth togethered with board members, executive operation members and advisors attend the quarterly meeting with Ministry commerce presided over H.E Sun Chanthol, Minister of Commerce to discuss the progress and current issue of Cambodian rice industry. The meeting also participated from high ranking officials of ministry of commerce as well as representatives from the Ministry of Finance and Economy and National Supreme Economic of Cambodia.  

 

Paris, France
20 October 2014

 
Mr. Sok Puthyvuth together with Oknha Lim Bun Heng, Oknha Hun Lak vice president of CRF, Mr. David Vann senior advisor, Mr. Lun Yeng secretary General and CRF members to attend a workshop on topic " Cambodia is a land of opportunities for investment". During the workshop, Mr. Sok Puthyvuth presented about the opportunities and potential of rice sector in Cambodia. The workshop organised by MEDEF Paris, Adepta and Cambodia France Chamber of Commerce (CFCC). The workshop chaired by H.E Sun Chanthol, Senior Minister, Minister of Commerce and participated from 60 investors, journalists and rice exporters. 

Cambodia Rice Federation with 14 Members companies such Loran, Khmer Food, QC, ToT, Boost Riche, Lim Kheang Hout, City Rice, Indochina Rice Miller, International Rice Trading, Lor Eak Heng Sek Meas, White Gold, Signature of Asia, Amru, Mekong Oryza, attend the 50th - World No 1, Food Exhibition called Salon International de l'alimentation -SAIL held in Paris from 19 to 23 October 2014. It is a first time for Cambodian rice exporters as well as Cambodia to attend this world event within the last 50 years. There are 6300 booths from 105 countries and around 150,000 high profile and professional visitors attended this event.

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Cambodian Weekly FOB Indication price
Week 5th: 26/01/15 - 01/02/15
  FOB (USD per ton)
I.Cambodian Long Grain Fragrant
 1.PremiumJasmine Rice 5% (Purity 90%) 790
 2.Jasmine Rice 5%
(Purity 85%)
 
770
 3.Premium Sen Kra-Ob 5%
( Purity 90%)
 
710
4.Sen Kra-Ob 5%
(Purity 85%)
 
695
5.A1 Extra Super
100% Broken (Fragrant)
 
535
6.A1 Super100%
Broken (Fragrant)
 
435
II.Cambodian Long Grain White Rice
 7.Long Grain White Rice 5%
 
445
 8.Long Grain White Rice 10%
 
440
 9.A1 Super 100% Broken (LGWR)
 
355
III. Cambodian Parboiled Rice
 10.Parboiled Rice 5% Broken
 
495

 
Export Statistic 
(January - December 2014 ) 
by Metric Tons
 
Monthly 2011 2012 2013 2014
1. january 67,98 97,03 25,728 21,536
2. February 5,089 14,417 24,089 27,037
3. March 12,534 12,310 45,413 35,757
4. April 17,946 15,036 23,276 35,961
5. May 20,520 13,115 28,350 27,971
6. June 4,274 13,426 29,105 29,666
7. July 12,703 20,527 31,411 26,060
8. August 20,404 15,530 29,358 29,871
9. September 14,384 15,169 29,395 35,511
10. October 19,067 16,967 28,031 35,418
11. November 9,559 25,189 37,855 31,137
12. December 44,905 34,328 46,847 51,136
Yearly Export 201,899 205,717 378,856 387,061
MOT- Sources: Secretariat One Window Service
(SOWS-REF) for rice export.
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