Phnom Penh (FN), June 7 - Report on Cambodian rice exports in May released on Tuesday indicated that in the first five months of 2018, Cambodia exported more than 240,219 tons of rice to 70 countries, a decrease of 6.8% compared to the same period in 2017, which was 257,637 tons.

Over the past five months, China imported 61,000 tons of Cambodian rice, followed by France more than 33,000 tons and Malaysia with 17,000 tons.

In 2017, Cambodia exported 630,000 tons of rice, while the Royal Government plans to increase rice exports to one million tons per year.