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The LRI vision and principles:

Our aim is to provide accurate information and robust price assessments, which assist market participants in making sound business and trading decisions, whilst enabling the world’s rice markets to operate with greater transparency and efficiency. In doing so, we hope to equip rice market participants with the tools that they need to better manage their exposure to risk.


During the "2008 Rice Price Crisis", exceptionally high rice prices and extreme price volatility caught the attention of rice industry participants and policy?makers worldwide. As the scrutiny of commodity markets increases, transparency and integrity take on heightened importance as the LRI strives to enhance market confidence and efficiency.


The LRI’s role is to observe and report on the world’s rice markets, whilst developing increasingly accurate methods for accessing and evaluating rice price information. To build confidence in the rice price assessment process, we aim to make our price assessments and methodology as transparent and robust as possible.


Transparency enables rice market participants to identify the true market value of a given rice variety and understand the market forces behind price movements.


For the LRI, "price integrity" relates to logical processes when performing price discovery as well as procedures which build confidence in the resulting assessments. The assessment of high quality data, using structured and considered methodologies should ensure increased price integrity and market confidence.


We follow a published methodology for each rice price assessment. These dynamic documents are subject to review and amended after thorough consultation with the trade. The LRI does not use any item of information in its rice price assessment process that is inconsistent with its methodology and quality guidelines.


We are not traders or brokers and we will never take a physical or paper position in any rice market. We are independent.

What does the LRI do?

The LRI is a global provider of information on the rice industry and a leading source of benchmark price assessments for rice. Since 2011, the Live Rice Index has provided reliable information and market insights.

The LRI is a subscription-only service which provides differentiated tiers of access to and the LRI Reports. Visit our why subscribe page for more information on LRI Subscription tiers and our services.


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In this week's report: UK's population vote to leave the E.U. in referendum; Iraqi MoT announces new white rice tender to be held on 3 July; Indian government set Kharif crop production target of 93 million MTS equivalent milled.

17.06.2016: Iraqi Ministry of Trade rumoured to have bought 100,000 MTS of Indian rice; Thai Commerce Ministry receives bids for 1.99 million MTS of old crop in auction; University of Arkansas expects TPP to be good for total U.S. rice exports.

10.6.2016 Philippines: incoming government says there is no 'urgent need' to import rice; Southwest Monsoon arrives in India's southern states; Brazilian Real strengthens against U.S. Dollar as paddy prices continue to increase.

3.6.2016: Indonesia: FAO forecast a 1.5% reduction in paddy production in 2016; Argentine exporters concentrate on cross-border trade to Brazil; Iraqi Ministry of Trade issues invitations for offers.

27.5.2016: Cuban govt. purchases white rice from Argentina; Trading Corporation of Pakistan announce tender for 10,000 MTS of white rice and 5,000 MTS of Basmati; Indian forecasting service Skymet revise forecast for Southwest Monsoon to 109% of LPA.

20.5.2016 Thai Commerce Ministry sells 1.17 million MTS of old crop stocks in 19 May auction; New Philippines government announce intentions to ban private imports of rice; Myanmar exports in the 2016/17 FY forecast to reach 1.5 million MTS (milled).



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