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Price of imported raw silk decreases

The price of imported raw silk decreased to US$44 per kilogram even as raw silk production fell off, according to industry insiders. Imported raw silk dropped 12 per cent to $44 per kilogram compared to $50 per kilogram last May. Cambodia Craft Federation CEO Soeng Kemyun, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091158633/Business/price-of-imported-raw-silk-decreases.html

Silk producers look to sew up EU market ties

Cambodia’s silk producers say they must cut costs in order to continue reaching troubled European markets, the primary target for the Kingdom’s sericulture products. Insiders said Cambodian companies must start producing their own silk for the industry to survive. Silk craftspeople import some 400 tonnes of silk ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052556377/Business/silk-producers-look-to-sew-up-eu-market-ties.html

Imports Fill the Gap as Domestic Silk Production Dwindles

Cambodia is importing hundreds of tons of silk from China and Vietnam to compensate for a fast-declining domestic industry, which is suffering due to producers opting to grow other crops instead or raising silk worms, according to silk producers. Men Sinoeun, director of the Artisans’ Association ...

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