Rice: International Report up to December 12

In Costa Rica a quota for 17,000 tons of rice imported from the US has been rejected, due to the alleged presence of pesticide residues.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Taken from Reportearroz.com:

Asia
Now official: Thailand is the largest exporter of rice

With more than 10 million tons of rice, Thailand was the largest rice exporter in 2014. After India held the lead for two years, Thailand this year will be the most important country in terms of rice exports.

In addition they are trying to free up reserves:

The Thai government will open a tender (government to government) this month to sell about 400,000 tonnes of rice from its reserves, said the Minister of Commerce of China. The reserves total 17 million tons of rice, but only 10 percent is standard export quality, according to the last audit by the Thai Ministry of Commerce.

The destinations: the Republic of Benin, Nigeria, China, Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa and Cameroon.

But Vietnam is not far behind:

Vietnam exported in the first eleven months of the year more than 6 million tons; in value terms, close to three billion dollars, an increase of almost 2%.
The destinations: Philippines, Africa, China, Malaysia and Indonesia.



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Panama has reported that production will be deficient and it will need to import grain in order to meet local demand.

Taken from Reportearroz.com:

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Taken from Reportearroz.com:

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Extract from an article on Reportearroz.com:

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Extracted from Reportearroz.com:

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