Rice: International Report up to December 18

In Honduras the Rice Producers Association is negotiating with the government conditions for establishing a reference price and proposing fixing at $18.65 per hundredweight.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Taken from ReporteArroz.com:

New Tender by Iraq leaves Latin America in suspense .

The Iraqi state-owned grain company issued on Monday an international tender to buy at least 30,000 tons of rice, as stated by the Ministry of Commerce. The closing date of the tender is December 22 and offers must remain valid until December 26. The rice requested could come from the United States, Uruguay, Argentina, Vietnam, Brazil or Thailand.

After six years and ongoing protests, Mexico once again places restrictions on the entry of Asian rice.

The Mexican government has established, starting from January 10, 2015, a tariff of 20% on imports of rice from Asia. In 2008, Mexico had eliminated tariffs due to strong price pressure and the aim of reducing the value of the grain.

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Rice: International Report up to December 12

December 2014

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.

Taken from Reportearroz.com:

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.

Rice: International Report up to December 5th

December 2014

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:

This week prices remained stable in the face of weak demand from buyers.

In Thailand, large losses of rice stocks have changed the situation for rice.

Rice: International Report up to November 21st

November 2014

Calculations by associations of rice farmers in Panama indicate that the total hectares planted this year is less than 40,000, well below the 76,000 that was grown between 1999 and 2001.

Taken from Reportearroz.com:


South Korea: Farmers protest against measures for market liberalization.

Rice: International Report up to November 5th, 2014

November 2014

Panama: Rice producers in Cocle are demanding more support from the government in order to solve the problem of access to water sources.

Extract from an article on Reportearroz.com:


Thailand and a multi million dollar loss

The move from a subsidy system sought by the elected and overthrown government has created a loss of nearly 16 billion dollars.

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