Rubber production up 23% in first nine months of 2019
Rubber production in Cambodia rose 23% in the first nine months of 2019, reaching 173,072 tonnes according to the latest official report. The average price during the period saw a 2% drop, selling for around $1,335 per tonne, the General Directorate of Rubber said in a report. All production was shipped abroad, generating roughly $230mn.
Cambodia has so far not been hit by pestalotiopsis, a type of fungus disease that has affected production in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, said Pol Sopha, director-general of the General Directorate of Rubber. In August, the International Rubber Consortium reported that 382,000 ha of natural rubber plantations have been affect by the disease worldwide. (Source: Khmer Times)