Rubber bales in crates ready for export. Dreamstime
The kingdom made gross revenue of $318 million from exports of the commodity during the January-October period this year, up 19.6 percent over the same period last year, the report said.
“A ton of dry rubber averagely cost $1,311 during the first 10 months of this year, about $19 lower than that of the same period last year,” Pol Sopha, director general of the General Directorate of Rubber, said in the report.
According to the report, to date, Cambodia has planted rubber trees on a total area of 401,914 hectares, in which the trees on 290,013 hectares, or 72 percent, have grown big enough to be tapped. Xinhua