Category Archives: China Rice News

Checks for rice exporters

More than 40 rice millers have applied for quality checks to allow for export to China but most have not yet reached a high enough standard, the Agriculture Ministry said. Applications were received in a second call for expressions of interest after 28 millers gained certification in the first round. Hean Vanhan, director-general of the… Read More »

China set to cut into India, Vietnam rice exports in 2017 – USDA

Falling demand and overseas competition are expected to bite into Vietnam’s rice exports. India and Vietnam, the world’s leading rice exporters, may see overseas sales fall below previously expected levels due to slowing demand and rising competition from China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a recent report. India’s rice exports year could… Read More »

Chinese poised to agree to new rice deal

The Ministry of Commerce says a new agreement is under way to export 100,000 tonnes of rice to China by sea. “It’s not the ministry itself that will export. The Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation [MAPCO] was previously offered the quota by China to export 100,000 tonnes of rice. There’s now a deal underway for another… Read More »

Sustainable rice production

Last time the world witnessed a phenomenal growth in agricultural productivity was back in the 60s. What American biologist Norman Borlaug initiated in Mexican wheat fields during the mid-20th century, the first breeder of then newly established International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Dr Peter Jennings, did the same for rice. Together, these two men brought… Read More »

Reports show Nigeria is not second largest producer of rice

peaking at a special interactive session with the youths organised by Citizens Support for Good Governance in Nigeria (SGGN) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city recently, Shehu further called on Nigerians to be patient with the government of President Buhari as the administration was doing more to shore up the economy. “But as I speak to… Read More »

Asia Rice-Thai prices up on China deal; slow in India, Vietnam

Rice prices in Thailand advanced this week following a deal with the Chinese government, while markets slowed in India and Vietnam, traders said on Thursday. In Thailand, the world’s second biggest rice exporter, benchmark 5-percent broken rice RI-THBKN5-P1 edged up to $357-$360 a tonne, free-on-board (FOB) Bangkok, from $355-$360 last week. “Prices went up on… Read More »

70% of rice exported to China

Myanmar exports rice to over 50 countries and more than 70 per cent of exported rice goes to China, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Traders export rice to China via both border routes and shipping lanes but use the former more. Between April 2016 and January 2017, the country exported 1.15 million tonnes of… Read More »

Vietnam vows to develop national rice brand

Vietnam is a big rice exporter, but the world only knows Its white rice products with different broken grain proportions. Vietnam’s rice exports do not bear a Vietnam brand, but they are put in bags with import countries’ labels. In the domestic market, Vietnam’s rice is less favored than imports from Thailand, Cambodia, Taiwan and… Read More »

Rice exports of Vietnam face tough year ahead

Vietnam farmers face another difficult year as confidence falters with industry analysts particularly pessimistic the country will reach overseas sales of more than five million metric tons in 2017, the Vietnam Food Association has said. Speaking at a recent industry forum in Ho Chi Minh City, Huynh Minh Hue, secretary of the Association, noted that… Read More »

Rice exports at 9.88m tonnes in 2016, second to India

Thailand finished 2016 as the second largest rice exporter, shipping a total of 9.88 million tonnes, behind India, which exported 10.43 million tonnes, according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association. Association president Charoen Laothamatas said Thai rice exports rose 0.9% in 2016 over 2015, and were worth US$4.4 billion. Vietnam finished third, shipping 4.95 million… Read More »