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Cambodia's rubber export up 8 pct in first 8 months of 2021

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PHNOM PENH, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia exported 194,525 tons of dry rubber in the first eight months of 2021, an increase of 8 percent over the same period last year, according to a General Directorate of Rubber report released on Monday.

The country made gross revenue of 325 million U.S. dollars from exports of the commodity during the January-August period this year, up 40.5 percent year-on-year, the report said.

"A ton of dry rubber averagely cost 1,673 U.S. dollars during the first eight months of this year, about 386 dollars higher than that of the same period last year," Him Oun, director general of the General Directorate of Rubber, said in the report.

The Southeast Asian nation exports the commodity mainly to Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and China.

According to the report, so far, Cambodia has planted rubber trees on a total area of 404,160 hectares, in which the trees on 314,319 hectares, or 78 percent, are old enough to be tapped. Enditem