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25 / 05 / 2018

#Bangladesh's Boro #rice crop may exceed target and reach 19.7 million MTS (milled) https://t.co/W6c1JqEDx7

@LiveRiceIndex

25 / 05 / 2018

LRI Report Published! #Philippines’ NFA purchases the full 250,000 MTS in its 22 May G2P tender; #CostaRica’s Conar… https://t.co/7ClKMLZVHa

@LiveRiceIndex

25 / 05 / 2018

#Guyana: Leading exporter believes that the country's #rice planted area must expand urgently https://t.co/G0x5NbF2ki

@LiveRiceIndex

25 / 05 / 2018

#Thai government restricts the usage of some herbicides, despite calls for bans (Fr.) https://t.co/aRpiMwiS1a

Australia production update

25 / 05 / 2018

Australia production update

Paddy production in Australia’s main rice producing region of Riverina is expected to total 625,000 MTS, according to SunRice cited in local reports. Harvesting is 98.4% complete (615,000...

@LiveRiceIndex

25 / 05 / 2018

#Indonesian professors in the #USA develop #rice with high protein levels https://t.co/QrJY5WMoqh

25 May 2018

25 / 05 / 2018

25 May 2018

The Thai WR and PB markets are being supported by a 0.9% appreciation of the Thai Baht against the U.S. Dollar since...

@LiveRiceIndex

25 / 05 / 2018

#Peru: #Rice farmers complain about the competitive prices of #Thai rice in their local market (Sp.) https://t.co/Qrv4DHXD2n

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City Port loading update

25 / 05 / 2018

Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City Port loading update

From 21 – 24 May, 11 vessels arrived to load 147,100 MTS of rice in Ho Chi Minh City Port. Vinafood 1 was due to load six vessels; one with 6,000 MTS of 15% broken white rice, two with 6,000...

@LiveRiceIndex

25 / 05 / 2018

#USA: #Rice production in Maine increasing 'exponentially' as local demand outpaces supply https://t.co/BXwhgrs18F

@LiveRiceIndex

25 / 05 / 2018

#Colombia: #Rice farmers do not rule out a new strike and demand that the government provide further financial supp… https://t.co/JdQZa1mv0e

@LiveRiceIndex

25 / 05 / 2018

#Philippines: National Economic and Development Authority oppose an increase to the government paddy procurement pr… https://t.co/vXQmt0IZOW

@LiveRiceIndex

25 / 05 / 2018

#Vietnamese #rice exports to Africa hindered by lack of free trade agreements or preferential trade agreements https://t.co/njzi87ZWqV

@LiveRiceIndex

25 / 05 / 2018

#Australia: Paddy production in Riverina forecast at 625,000 MTS, with an increase in field yields reported https://t.co/ItcVSirFa2

Thailand

25 / 05 / 2018

Thailand

Thai exporters were awarded at least 212,500 MTS of 25% broken white rice in the Philippines’ National Food...

Vietnam

25 / 05 / 2018

Vietnam

The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) did not purchase any rice from Vietnamese companies in its 22...

Pakistan

25 / 05 / 2018

Pakistan

The Philippines’ National Food Authority did not award any Pakistani exporters in its 22 May...

U.S.A.

25 / 05 / 2018

U.S.A.

Many market participants in the U.S. were out of the office this week for industry meetings and activity in the South...

South America

25 / 05 / 2018

South America

Costa Rica’s Corporación Arrocera Nacional will hold a tender for 19,363 MTS (+5% on seller’s...

India

25 / 05 / 2018

India

West African demand for Indian non-Basmati rice remained slow. Although sales of white and parboiled rice to Benin...

Other Countries

25 / 05 / 2018

Other Countries

Paddy stocks in Italy are reportedly low and market participants expect prices to remain relatively stable until the...

Italy

25 / 05 / 2018

Italy

Paddy stocks in Italy are reportedly low and market participants expect prices to remain relatively stable until the...

Cambodia

25 / 05 / 2018

Cambodia

There was a slowdown in European demand for Cambodian white rice due to the uncompetitive prices. While buyers in...

Myanmar

25 / 05 / 2018

Myanmar

The Myanmar market retained a soft undertone due to continued slow demand and as the Kyat has depreciated by 1.8%...

Other Countries

25 / 05 / 2018

Other Countries

Costa Rica’s Corporación Arrocera Nacional will hold a tender for 19,363 MTS (+5% on seller’s...

Other Countries

25 / 05 / 2018

Other Countries

According to local reports citing Kenya’s National Irrigation Board (NIB), the reconstruction of Mwea’s...

Other Countries

25 / 05 / 2018

Other Countries

Malaysia’s Bernas purchased 50,000 MTS of Thai 5% broken white rice in a tender held last week. The rice was...

Egypt

25 / 05 / 2018

Egypt

The LRI intends to update its Egypt Methodology to include definitions relating to the physical specifications. While...

Other Countries

25 / 05 / 2018

Other Countries

Paddy production in Australia’s main rice producing region of Riverina is expected to total 625,000 MTS,...

Other Countries

25 / 05 / 2018

Other Countries

According to reports citing government sources, Bangladesh’s 2018 Boro crop milled rice production is expected...

Other Countries

25 / 05 / 2018

Other Countries

The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) purchased the full 250,000 MTS in its 22 May...

Bangladesh planting update

24 / 05 / 2018

Bangladesh planting update

According to reports citing government sources, Bangladesh’s 2018 Boro crop milled rice production is expected to reach 19.7 million MTS, exceeding the target of 19 million MTS and...

@LiveRiceIndex

24 / 05 / 2018

#China: New hybrid #rice variety sets field yield record in Hainan Province https://t.co/LYgajywPdw

Brazilian truckers strike against rising fuel prices

24 / 05 / 2018

Brazilian truckers strike against rising fuel prices

Brazilian truckers began a strike on Monday (21 May) in response to rising fuel prices, which have increased by around 50% over the past year, according to reports. Although the state-owned oil...

Italian exports update

24 / 05 / 2018

Italian exports update

Italian milled rice exports to countries outside of the European Union in the 2017/18 marketing year (September – August) totalled 108,944 MTS as of 22 May, up by 15.6% year-on-year,...

@LiveRiceIndex

24 / 05 / 2018

#Brazil: Despite requests from #rice farmers, Rio Grande do Sul government refuses to reduce the ICMS tax (Pt.) https://t.co/9TwZwzBkGS

India water supply update

24 / 05 / 2018

India water supply update

Water levels in India’s 91 major reservoirs totalled 29.3 billion cubic metres as of 24 May, according to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. This...

@LiveRiceIndex

24 / 05 / 2018

#India: Agriculture department will distribute new #rice varieties to farmers for upcoming Kharif crop https://t.co/EDe0PbdLqp

@LiveRiceIndex

24 / 05 / 2018

#Brazil: #Rice farmers in Santa Catarina join truck drivers in strike (Pt.) https://t.co/N4XKJpxxLL

@LiveRiceIndex

24 / 05 / 2018

#Uruguay: #Rice farmers make a loss for the fourth consecutive harvest due to high production costs (Sp.) https://t.co/ygkq62CMVY

24 May 2018

24 / 05 / 2018

24 May 2018

Vietnamese whole grain WR prices are assessed down as exporters lower their offers to attract fresh demand after...

@LiveRiceIndex

24 / 05 / 2018

#Cambodian government stockpiles 12,000 MTS of #rice and seeds in preparation for future natural disasters https://t.co/TJk9w5F9Eb

@LiveRiceIndex

24 / 05 / 2018

Increasing carbon dioxide levels proven to lower the protein and vitamin content of #rice https://t.co/gyMFAgaVzU

@LiveRiceIndex

24 / 05 / 2018

#Pakistan: #Rice farmers in Punjab advised to only plant certified varieties to ensure favourable field yields https://t.co/BETvTzEGtC

@LiveRiceIndex

24 / 05 / 2018

#Brazil: Local paddy price increased between 15 - 22 May due to domestic and export demand (Pt.) https://t.co/Ln7AlTASZ8

Costa Rica’s Conarroz announces paddy tender

24 / 05 / 2018

Costa Rica’s Conarroz announces paddy tender

The LRI understands that Costa Rica’s Corporación Arrocera Nacional will hold a tender for 19,363 MTS (+5% on seller’s option) of paddy on 30 May. Only rice from Brazil,...

Kenya irrigation canal update

23 / 05 / 2018

Kenya irrigation canal update

According to local reports citing Kenya’s National Irrigation Board (NIB), the reconstruction of Mwea’s irrigation canals will begin next week; these canals were destroyed in early May...

23 May 2018

23 / 05 / 2018

23 May 2018

Thai WR prices are being supported by sales of at least 212,500 MTS of 25% WR to the Philippines’ ...

India: Kakinada Port loading update

23 / 05 / 2018

India: Kakinada Port loading update

Three vessels were being loaded with a total of 65,500 MTS of rice in Kakinada Port on 22 May, a 55.3% decrease in volume from 14 May. Olam was loading 37,000 MTS of Parboiled 5% broken rice for...

USA Gulf and Egypt Methodology amendments

22 / 05 / 2018

USA Gulf and Egypt Methodology amendments

The LRI proposes to amend the shipment periods in its two USA Gulf Methodology documents (Long Grain and Parboiled) to capture greater liquidity. Currently, the shipment period in both Methodology...

22 May 2018

22 / 05 / 2018

22 May 2018

Pakistani 100% broken WR is assessed down to US $344 PMT FOB (-$3 PMT) due to a slowdown in demand from China and...

LRI price assessment correction for U.S. #1 Paddy, 58/69 Yield

22 / 05 / 2018

LRI price assessment correction for U.S. #1 Paddy, 58/69 Yield

Please note that the price of U.S. #1 Paddy, 58/69 Yield was incorrectly published as unchanged at US $531 PMT ex-works in our 21 May Daily Report, when it was assessed up to US $542 PMT ex-works....

Pakistan exports update

22 / 05 / 2018

Pakistan exports update

Pakistani rice exports decreased by 7.1% year-on-year and by 27% month-on-month to 337,540 MTS in April 2018, according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Of this total, Basmati rice comprised...

Brazil imports update

22 / 05 / 2018

Brazil imports update

Brazil imported a total of 225,912 MTS of rice between January – April 2018, according to IRGA. Imports in April totalled 38,950 MTS, down by 45.5% from March. Paraguay exported the largest...

Philippines’ NFA G2P tender results

22 / 05 / 2018

Philippines’ NFA G2P tender results

The LRI understands that the Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) has purchased the full 250,000 MTS in its 22 May government-to-private tender. Of this volume, at least 212,500 MTS...

21 May 2018

21 / 05 / 2018

21 May 2018

Pakistani whole grain WR prices are all assessed up following increased purchasing in the local market since Friday...

Brazil exports update

21 / 05 / 2018

Brazil exports update

Brazil’s rice exports between January – April 2018 totalled 614,283 MTS, up from 214,566 MTS in 2017, according to IRGA. Venezuela imported the largest volume of Brazilian rice during...

Vietnam local prices and production update

21 / 05 / 2018

Vietnam local prices and production update

The local price of 5% broken white rice in the Mekong Delta was unchanged at VND 10,000 – 10,100 per kg (US $439 – $443 PMT) from 10 – 17 May, according to the Vietnam Food...

Malaysia’s Bernas purchases Thai white rice

21 / 05 / 2018

Malaysia’s Bernas purchases Thai white rice

The LRI understands that Malaysia’s Bernas has purchased 50,000 MTS of Thai 5% broken white rice in a tender held last week. The rice was purchased from three companies at a price below US...

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In this week's report: Philippines’ NFA purchases the full 250,000 MTS in its 22 May G2P tender; Costa Rica’s Conarroz to hold a tender for at least 19,363 MTS of South American paddy on 30 May; Malaysia’s Bernas purchases 50,000 MTS of Thai white rice in a tender.

18.05.18: Indonesia’s Bulog permitted to import up to 500,000 MTS by July; India’s 2017/18 milled rice production forecast to increase to a record 111.52 million MTS; China’s 2018 planted area forecast to decline by 10 million mu (666,667ha).

11.05.18: Iraqi MoT purchases 30,000 MTS of white rice each from Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay; Iran’s GTC will hold a tender for 20,000 MTS of Pakistani Super Kernel Basmati on 12 May; South Korea purchases 70,000 MTS of brown short grain in 3 May MMA tender.

04.05.18: Philippines’ NFA purchases the full 250,000 MTS in G2G tender and announces G2P tender; Vietnamese exports increased by 2.66% from March to 680,000 MTS in April; Bangladeshi milled rice imports between 1 July 2017 - 24 April 2018 increased by 133,000 MTS year-on-year to 3.7 million MTS.

27.04.18: Philippines’ NFA passes on offers for 250,000 MTS of white rice from Thailand and Vietnam; Iraq’s MoT to hold a global origin white rice tender on 6 May; South Korea to hold MMA tender for a total of 70,280 on 3 May.

20.04.18: Philippines’ NFA clarifies that its G2G tender for 250,000 MTS of white rice will be held on 27 April; Nigerian 2018/19 imports forecast to increase to 2.9 million MTS (milled equivalent, +11.5%); LRI begins assessments of Uruguayan Olímar 5% broken white rice and Vietnamese White Glutinous 10% broken.

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Thailand Glutinous
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Myanmar Parboiled
Myanmar White
Pakistan Parboiled
Pakistan White
Pakistan Basmati
South America Parboiled
South America White
Vietnam Fragrant
Vietnam White
Vietnam Glutinous
Cambodia Fragrant
Cambodia White
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India White
India Basmati
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USA Gulf Parboiled
USA California
Egypt
Italy White