The total weight of goods transported through the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port in the first three months of this year increased by 13.49 percent compared with the same period last year, according to official port figures.
From January to the end of March, 862,375 tons of goods passed through the port compared with 759,897 tons last year.
Chea Sambath, director of the planning and statistics department at the port, said increases in commodities such as imported fuel—up 8.15 percent to 282,420 tons—and cassava exports—up more than 20,000 tons to 29,158—have contributed to the cargo increase.
He added that garments and rice, two of the country’s main exports, also helped feed the increase.
Garments increased by 30.7 percent year-on-year to 16,551 tons, while rice increased by 11 percent to 77,936 tons.
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