The Sihanouk Autonomous Port enjoyed a 22 percent year-on-year growth in revenue to US$8.3 million in the first quarter of 2012, figures released by SAP showed.
The increase was driven by exports of Cambodia’s rice, timber and garments, along with imports of electronics, construction materials and textiles, said Lou Kim Chhun, general director of SAP.
“Economic growth has increased remarkably, so the increase of goods in and out of the country also saw a hike,” he told the Post via phone.
SAP data showed that overall revenues for the first quarter rose to $8.3 million from $6.8 million over the same period last year.
Twenty-foot-equivalent containers jumped 11.8 percent from around 53,900 to nearly 60,300.
Milled-rice exports reached 30,828 tons, up 18 percent from the same period last year.
Cambodia seeks to export up to a million tons of milled rice by 2015.