Category Archives: U.S. Rice News

Mexico grants Thailand rice quota

Thailand is expected to export 10,000 tonnes of long-grain white rice to Mexico soon after receiving a free import tariff quota from the Mexican government, says Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn. Mrs Apiradi said Mexico recently allowed zero tariff for 150,000 tonnes of imported long-grain white rice from March 2 to Dec 31 this year, as… 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 »

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 »

Vietnam’s rice exports may continue slide in 2017

Shipments from Vietnam last year hit the lowest level since 2009. Now experts warn market trends are not favorable. Abundant global supplies, potentially slow trade and increased competition are putting more pressure on Vietnamese rice exporters, who just finished 2016 on a sour note. Vietnam’s rice shipments last year fell 25.8 percent to 4.9 million… Read More »

Farmers suffer as rice price slumps

Rice farmers are enduring hard times because production costs have exceeded the return on months of hard toil, with prices at their lowest levels since 2012. FALLING RICE prices have brought misery for many of the farmers who comprise about two-thirds of Myanmar’s population. Months of hard toil have produced a bitter harvest of financial… Read More »

U.S. Organic Rice Market – Analysis and Forecast to 2020

This report has been designed to provide a detailed analysis of the U.S. organic rice market. It covers the most recent data sets of quantitative medium-term projections, as well as developments in production, trade, consumption and prices. U.S. imports of organic rice amounted to 24,444 thousand USD in 2015, which is nearly equivalent to their… Read More »

Rice exports tipped to beat state target

Rice shipments out of Thailand are expected to fare better than the government’s target of 10 million tonnes because of price competitiveness and recovering exports of hom mali fragrant rice, shippers say. Even so, that amount would be insufficient to retake the title of world’s leading rice exporter from India, leaving Thailand in the No.2… Read More »

Bumper rice harvests drag prices to decade-lows

BANGKOK — Years of drought brought by the weather cycle El Nino to South and Southeast Asia, home to the world’s biggest rice traders, have given way once more to soaking rains, boosting harvests of the region’s major staple crop and sending prices tumbling to 10-year lows. A combination of improved harvests, significant inventories due… Read More »