Category Archives: Basmati Rice News

Rice growers awash in import problems

Charley Mathews Jr. says rice farmers try to do everything they can to improve efficiencies, lower costs and increase production without sacrificing quality. Charley Mathews Jr. grew up working in his family’s rice fields. “Like many farm kids, I started to drive a tractor when I was 12, irrigated rice in the summertime, and always… Read More »

Rice basmati strengthens on stockists buying

Rice basmati prices firmed up by up to Rs 200 per quintal at the wholesale grains market today on increased stockists buying following uptick in demand from retailers against restricted supplies from producing belts. However, wheat slipped on increased supplies against reduced offtake by flour mills. Traders said increased buying by stockists, driven by rising… Read More »

Basmati exports to EU face fungicide blockade

India’s basmati exports to the European Union (EU) could be significantly hit if the bloc implements a proposal to bring down the tolerance level for tricyclazole, a chemical used in India to treat rice. New Delhi is trying to convince the EU not to go ahead with the “unnecessary” safety precaution, as it argues that… Read More »

Rice basmati softens on tepid demand

Basmati rice (Lal Quila) Rs 10,700, Shri Lal Mahal Rs 11,300, Super Basmati Rice Rs 9,700, Basmati common new Rs 7,100-7,200, Rice Pusa (1121) Rs 5,600-7,000, Permal raw Rs 2,200-2,250, Permal wand Rs 2,300-2,400, Sela Rs 3,000-3,100 and Rice IR-8 Rs 2,000-2,025, Bajra Rs 1,440-1,450, Jowar yellow Rs 1750-1800, white Rs 3,500-3,700, Maize Rs 1,590-1,600,… Read More »

Disappointment for Indian rice exporters

Indian basmati rice prices have risen 20% since the end of November, based on hopes that Iran will resume rice imports during the July-November harvest season, following a ban last year. Yet there was bad news for Indian rice exporters at the start of February, when Iran imposed a ceiling on import prices. The new… Read More »

Rice basmati softens on muted demand

Basmati rice (Lal Quila) Rs 10,700, Shri Lal Mahal Rs 11,300, Super Basmati Rice Rs 9,700, Basmati common new Rs 7,300-7,500, Rice Pusa (1121) Rs 6,000-7,400, Permal raw Rs 2,200-2,250, Permal wand Rs 2,300-2,400, Sela Rs 3,000-3,100 and Rice IR-8 Rs 2,000-2,025, Bajra Rs 1,460-1,470, Jowar yellow Rs 1750-1800, white Rs 3,500-3,700, Maize Rs 1,610-1,620,… Read More »