The food items usually available in Cambodia include rice, meat, fish and vegetables. All food commodities are available in markets at the city, provincial, district and commune levels, especially rice. Rice is the most important food item in the daily diet of Cambodians. The price is reasonable and offer is sufficient at the national level, with a surplus for export. The total paddy rice in production has been steadily increasing since 2005.
Cambodia is one of the counties in Asia exporting rice. There are many companies exporting rice and a large number of rice millers are located in the provinces, especially in Battambang, Kampong Thom Siem, Kampong Cham, Kampong Speu, and Phnom Penh.
As the COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly accelerating the transition to digital commerce, consumers are being asked to practice social distancing, e-commerce orders for foodservice. Many families, in the capital, have started exploring and using digital services. The number of online food and grocery service providers is also increasing in response to the consumer’s inclination toward online delivery systems. Sighting the rising demand for online food delivery services,
Strong economic growth, rapid urbanization, and constant rise in disposable incomes are the key factors that contribute to the development of the Cambodian foodservice market. Sales of consumer foodservice continue to be led by the full-service restaurants segment, which is dominated by independent restaurants.
Annually rice production up to 12.21million tones, up by about 11.6 per cent year-on-year. In 2021, official milled-rice exports reached 617,000 tonnes, rising by 10.68 per cent from 2020, and paddy sales to neighbouring countries stood at 3.53 million tonnes, ticking up 61.16 per cent year-on-year, it said. Exports of both categories combined rose by 50.9 per cent last year, topping the four-million tonne mark.
For other productions such as, Citrus fruit production: 70,698 tonnes, Sugar cane production: 2,123,185 tonnes, Maize production: 895 thousand tonnes, Roots and tubers production: 7,745,478 tonnes
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