Rubber exports edge up even as prices drop
Cambodia netted $79.370 million from the export of natural rubber latex and wood in the first two months of 2023, marking a slight increase year-on-year, even amid a decline in prices on international markets for the locally-produced white sap, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, ...
Cambodia’s first semester rubber exports amount to $215 million
Cambodia exported 135,137 tonnes of rubber in the first half of 2022, a 3 percent increase compared to the same period last year, earning $215 million as revenue, up 2.9 percent. ...
Khmer Times Staff
AFD provides $1.8m grant to protect rubber sector in Cambodia
The Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and the Cambodian General Directorate of Rubber on Friday signed an agreement for a $1.8 million (1.5 million euro) regional grant to anticipate the possible effects of climate change and agricultural labour scarcity within the rubber industry in Southeast ...
Khmer Times Staff
Cambodia’s rubber export up 18 percent in H1
Cambodia exported 123,151 tons of dry rubber in the first half of 2020, up 18 percent compared to the same period last year, said a General Directorate of Rubber report on Monday. ...
Rubber exports rise by 30% year-on-year
Cambodia exported more than 282,071 tonnes of rubber last year, a 30 per cent increase from 2018’s 217,501 tonnes, a Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries report said. The commodity reeled in $377 million in revenue last year, up 32 per cent from 2018’s $286 ...
Government’s study aims to expand rubber revenue
The General Directorate of Rubber announced a joint study on family-owned rubber plantations in three provinces to better understand how growers have responded to the sharp drop in rubber prices over the past nine years. The average cost of rubber has fallen from around $4,600 ...
Rubber exports grow nearly 24% last year
The Kingdom’s rubber exports saw a 24 per cent increase over the first 11 months of last year compared to the same period in 2018, data from the General Directorate of Rubber obtained by The Post on Tuesday showed. Pol Sopha, the director-general of the ...
Cambodia’s rubber exports show 23% increase, but prices decline
Cambodia’s rubber exports increased 23 per cent in the first quarter of this year on the same period last year, while rubber prices continue to decrease, according to figures from the General Directorate of Rubber under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. The data ...
Regional officials meet over rubber fall
Officials from Southeast Asia’s natural rubber-producing nations met in Kuala Lumpur yesterday for the 12th International Tripartite Rubber Council (ITRC). Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) joined ITRC core nations – Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia – for the event, which is being touted as a joint ...
Farmers hope for rubber fix
Cambodia’s small rubber farmers are hoping a commitment to stabilise prices among rubber producing countries will help curb sliding profits in the sector. Industry representatives from Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and other rubber producing countries met in Malaysia last week to discuss what can be ...
Hor Kimsay and Daniel de Carteret
Exports of rubber up, but prices on the fall
Despite a large increase in exports during the first quarter, natural rubber producers continue to see declining revenues, as world prices fall further. The latest figures from the Ministry of Commerce show natural rubber exports grew 26 per cent during the first quarter of 2014, compared ...
NGOs say selling off old land concessions is premature
The government’s announcement on Wednesday that companies looking to start rubber plantations could skirt a moratorium on new economic land concessions (ELCs) by taking over existing, dormant ones continued to make a good impression on prospective investors in town Thursday. Ly Phalla, who heads the Agriculture ...
New owners, old story
An existing moratorium on economic land concessions should be no impediment to pouring more cash into the Kingdom’s booming, and highly criticised, rubber trade, industry executives in the capital heard yesterday, as many current ELCs can simply be recycled to a new crop of investors. Ly ...
Kingdom spending $3m to boost rubber quality
A $3 million initiative to purify the quality of rubber trees planted across the country is intended to spur farmers to plant more rubber, a government official said. Ly Phalla, director general of the General Directorate of Rubber at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, ...
Rubber draft law addresses regulatory holes
The government is drafting a rubber law to regulate the sector in response to the rapid growth of rubber plantations across the country, an official said. Ly Phalla, director general of the General Directorate of Rubber at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, said officials ...
Latex exports rise, revenues fall
Cambodia’s total rubber latex exports rose by 12 per cent in the first nine months of this year, according to new figures. However, revenues from the exports saw a dramatic 27 per cent decrease due to a fall in rubber prices in the international market, ...