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13 / 12 / 2018

#Taiwan: #Rice farmers are using sensors to track rainfall, temperature and soil chemicals (Vn.) https://t.co/hJnE9XgvTK

Brazil exports and imports update

13 / 12 / 2018

Brazil exports and imports update

Brazil’s rice exports between 1 January – 30 November 2018 totalled 1.52 million MTS, up by 89.2% year-on-year, according to IRGA. Exports in November totalled 115,784 MTS (+21.4%). Brazil’s...

13 December 2018

13 / 12 / 2018

13 December 2018

Thai 100% Grade B, 5%, 10% and 15% WR are all assessed up by US $3 PMT following a strengthening of the Baht against...

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13 / 12 / 2018

#Vietnam: Prime Minister allocates 2.4 million MTS of #rice from the national reserve to people affected by floods… https://t.co/xoQLLOj8O3

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13 / 12 / 2018

#IvoryCoast: Agriculture Minister hopes new inflatable dam on N’Zi River will encourage #paddy production of up to… https://t.co/Qp2OdXLvjn

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13 / 12 / 2018

#Vietnam: Standing Committee of the National Assembly considers supplementing #rice purchasing budget with up to VN… https://t.co/hjfturTWPx

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13 / 12 / 2018

#Vietnamese government sees #SouthAfrica as a potential #rice export market https://t.co/VWt56ZBV99

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13 / 12 / 2018

#Ghana: Local #paddy price in Navrongo is GHS 230 per 165kg (US $280 PMT) https://t.co/w9gAKXNXkW

KCCO amends 18 December domestic tender

13 / 12 / 2018

KCCO amends 18 December domestic tender

The U.S. Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO) amended its 18 December domestic tender. The initial volume requested included 270 MTS of U.S. #2, 7% broken long grain white rice destined for Guatemala...

Egypt's GASC tender results

13 / 12 / 2018

Egypt's GASC tender results

The LRI understands that Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities has awarded Muffadal/Siaply Food 47,500 MTS of Chinese origin Grade #2 10% broken short/medium grain white rice. The volume...

Peru updates rice import levy

13 / 12 / 2018

Peru updates rice import levy

The LRI understands that the Peruvian Ministry of Economy and Finance has updated its variable import levy to US $92 PMT for milled rice and US $64 PMT for paddy. The reference price of rice now...

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12 / 12 / 2018

#Brazil: An average of 219,300 bags of #rice per year are lost when transported via road to ports (Pt.) https://t.co/PvlgCMljbS

Brazil production update

12 / 12 / 2018

Brazil production update

Brazilian paddy production in the 2018/19 marketing year is expected to fall by 4.5% year-on-year to 11.2 million MTS, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Output...

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12 / 12 / 2018

#DominicanRepublic: President offers support to 200 farmers in Montecristi to grow organic #rice (Sp.) https://t.co/DbE8hFwSMg

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12 / 12 / 2018

#Panama: #Rice farmers protest against continued loss of planted area (Sp.) https://t.co/wbbiiVp8GY

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12 / 12 / 2018

#Philippines: Rice Research Institute explores use of drones in #rice farming to cut production costs https://t.co/Ig5HYtqTLk

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12 / 12 / 2018

#Nigeria: 8,000 #rice farmers in Kebbi State to benefit from government’s borrower loan scheme to boost dry season… https://t.co/f7LCnlxLj1

12 December 2018

12 / 12 / 2018

12 December 2018

Pakistani WR prices are assessed down as exporters continue to lower their offers to attract fresh demand, with 5% and...

India stocks update

12 / 12 / 2018

India stocks update

Rice stocks in the Food Corporation of India’s Central Pool totalled 41.4 million MTS as of 1 December, representing 26.2% month-on-month and 7.53% year-on-year increases. Of this volume, 14.8...

Philippines stocks update

12 / 12 / 2018

Philippines stocks update

Rice stocks in the Philippines totalled 3 million MTS as of 1 November 2018, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority. This represents an 88.7% increase since October 2018 and a 1.41%...

Cambodia exports update

12 / 12 / 2018

Cambodia exports update

Cambodian milled rice exports during January – November 2018 are estimated at 497,240 MTS, down by 11.6% year-on-year, according to local reports. Exports have been affected by tight supply and...

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12 / 12 / 2018

#India: #Paddy farmers in Dakshina Kannada concerned about loss of crops to pests following recent rainfall https://t.co/u4xS9Qci6X

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12 / 12 / 2018

#Philippines: Retail #rice prices range between PHP 34 - 39 per kg (US $644.21 - $739.74 PMT) https://t.co/V5EwwpOocT

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12 / 12 / 2018

#UN’s #FAO predicts #Africa will need US $7 billion per year for #rice imports by 2020 (Fr.) https://t.co/kZdOtZcwOn

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12 / 12 / 2018

#Bangladesh: 2018 milled #rice production estimated at record 36.2 million MTS https://t.co/RMxrvU8B6s

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12 / 12 / 2018

The East African Community encourages the removal of all barriers to #rice trade, especially between #Tanzania and… https://t.co/8Xu6zBXP3u

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11 / 12 / 2018

#India: #Paddy fields could be used to remove pesticides from drainage water from farms https://t.co/4fT3aGlSsz

Brazil production update

11 / 12 / 2018

Brazil production update

Brazilian paddy production in the 2018/19 marketing year is forecast to decline by 6.6% year-on-year to 11.3 million MTS, according to CONAB. Planted area is expected to decrease to 1.84 million...

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11 / 12 / 2018

Value of #Brazilian #rice exports to #Venezuela between January – November 2018 totalled US $153 million (Pt.) https://t.co/xUGjj6LblY

Sri Lanka update

11 / 12 / 2018

Sri Lanka update

The FAO has estimated 2018 Sri Lankan paddy production at 3.81 million MTS, up by 59.8% year-on-year but 3.01% below the five-year average. Production in 2018 recovered from drought-reduced output in...

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11 / 12 / 2018

#Philippines: NFA increased allocation to #rice outlets in Negros Occidental following arrival of imports https://t.co/CxkDwXAnYm

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11 / 12 / 2018

#Nigeria: Government food market to sell #rice at NGN 15,000 per 50kg (US $826.23 PMT) https://t.co/lObwdThZqN

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11 / 12 / 2018

#Cambodia: Fire damages 42ha of #paddy fields in Mondulkiri Province https://t.co/tIUpfqAirw

11 December 2018

11 / 12 / 2018

11 December 2018

A decline in local prices and slow demand is placing pressure on Vietnamese whole grain WR prices, with 5% and 25% WR...

Bangladesh update

11 / 12 / 2018

Bangladesh update

The FAO has forecast Bangladeshi 2018 paddy production at 53.6 million MTS, up by 4.46% year-on-year and 3.61% above the five-year average. Harvesting of the 2018 Aman crop (accounting for 40% of...

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11 / 12 / 2018

#India: More than 90% of #paddy crops in Gelephu damaged by elephants https://t.co/PCoIbJMMzX

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11 / 12 / 2018

#India: Average #paddy field yield in Bokaro district declined due to low rainfall levels during monsoon season https://t.co/mko4bVW90u

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11 / 12 / 2018

#Philippines: #Paddy production increased by 1.3% per year in last five years to 19.3 million MTS in 2017 https://t.co/bNWHv5SXwN

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11 / 12 / 2018

#Angola: Domestic #rice production accounts for only 6% of annual consumption (Pt.) https://t.co/xZlDu2UZSt

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11 / 12 / 2018

#Panama: Government signs new contract to import 200,000 quintals (9,070 MTS) of #rice from #Guyana (Sp.) https://t.co/8bqu1ki37S

USDA releases its latest WASDE and Crop Production reports

11 / 12 / 2018

USDA releases its latest WASDE and Crop Production reports

The USDA has raised its forecast for 2018/19 global milled rice production in its latest WASDE report by 400,000 MTS to 491.1 million MTS. Increased forecasts of Nigerian and Nepalese production is...

Taiwan's CoA re-tender results

11 / 12 / 2018

Taiwan's CoA re-tender results

The LRI understands that Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture awarded the full 18,100 MTS of medium/short grain brown rice in its 11 December U.S. Country Specific Quota re-tender. Shipment is required...

Philippines’ NFA’s 20 November G2P tender results

11 / 12 / 2018

Philippines’ NFA’s 20 November G2P tender results

The LRI understands that the Philippines’ National Food Authority has confirmed the purchases it made in its 20 November government-to-private tender with the awarded companies. Please see the...

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10 / 12 / 2018

Global #rice consumption is forecast to increase by 1.4% year-on-year to a record 500 million MTS in 2018/19 and to… https://t.co/Zj0LB5alAW

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10 / 12 / 2018

#Brazil exported 1.24 million MTS of #rice between Jan. – Nov. 2018, more than double year-on-year, boosted by suff… https://t.co/GLibxfTCK0

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10 / 12 / 2018

The #Philippines is expected to import more than 500,000 MTS of #rice from #Vietnam, #Thailand, #Myanmar and… https://t.co/93ah0oMnmz

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10 / 12 / 2018

The #Philippines’ House of Representatives approves bill to impose tariffs on #rice in place of import quotas in bi… https://t.co/jOWaN3TVhz

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10 / 12 / 2018

#Rice production in #Nepal’s Province 1 rises by 12% year on year to 1.24 million MTS from a planted area of 323,18… https://t.co/CQ1x3DTrs0

10 December 2018

10 / 12 / 2018

10 December 2018

Vietnamese exporters lowered their WR offers due to slow demand from buyers in China following the implementation of...

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10 / 12 / 2018

The #Philippines’ House of Representatives approves bill to impose tariffs on #rice in place of import quotas in bi… https://t.co/j489Z2tjzJ

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10 / 12 / 2018

The #Philippines’ Department of Agriculture will develop #rice production in other parts of the country after typho… https://t.co/4Zs8EcH5s9

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10 / 12 / 2018

The #Philippines is expected to import more than 500,000 MTS of #rice from #Vietnam, #Thailand, #Myanmar and… https://t.co/NkDR4auHkT

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10 / 12 / 2018

#Liberian President Weah officially launches the distribution of more than 200 MTS of #rice in Freeport under “Pro-… https://t.co/Tj0IVbBD3D

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10 / 12 / 2018

Farmers in #China achieve record field yield of more than 18 MTS/ha in experimental #paddy field https://t.co/yLkl7p7QJv

OPEC update

10 / 12 / 2018

OPEC update

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to reduce oil production by 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) for six months starting in January 2019 from October 2018 levels in meetings...

Peru update

10 / 12 / 2018

Peru update

The FAO has estimated 2018 Peruvian paddy production at 3.47 million MTS, up by 14.1% year-on-year and 13.3% above the five-year average due to an increase in planted area and favourable weather...

KCCO tender results

10 / 12 / 2018

KCCO tender results

The U.S. Kansas City Commodity Office has awarded the full 2,040 MTS in its 6 December domestic tender. Beaumont Rice Mills was awarded 810 MTS of U.S. #5, 20% broken fortified long grain white rice...

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07 / 12 / 2018

#Philippines: #Rice farmers in Isabela achieve average field yield of 9 MTS/ha https://t.co/VjPrBitw8H

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07 / 12 / 2018

#LRI Report Published! #Australia's 2018/19 planted area forecast to decline by 75% year-on-year; #SouthKorea will… https://t.co/JAPG8Thu6N

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07 / 12 / 2018

#SaudiArabia donates 3.12 million MTS of #rice to internally displaced persons in #Nigeria https://t.co/q4jaT1Kvrs

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07 / 12 / 2018

#Philippines: Towns in Pangasinan, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija provinces delayed #paddy planting for six months due to i… https://t.co/jSngDSq4CX

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07 / 12 / 2018

#India: 2018/19 Basmati #rice exports forecast to total 4 million MTS, down by 2.44% year-on-year due to decline in… https://t.co/zFjiFirP6x

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07 / 12 / 2018

#Cambodian #rice exporters to collaborate to meet #China’s 300,000 MT rice import quota (Vn.) https://t.co/XLPtErvolX

7 December 2018

07 / 12 / 2018

7 December 2018

U.S. #2 Paddy, 55/70 Yield is assessed up to US $278 PMT FOB bulk NOLA (+$3 PMT) as lower offers were no longer...

India: Kakinada Port loading update

07 / 12 / 2018

India: Kakinada Port loading update

Seven vessels were being loaded with a total of 214,000 MTS of rice in Kakinada Port on 6 December. Phoenix was loading one vessel with 31,500 MTS of Parboiled 5% for Liberia and a second vessel with...

Philippines private imports update

07 / 12 / 2018

Philippines private imports update

According to the Philippines' National Food Authority, 90 companies have applied for licences to import rice outside of the Minimum Access Volume Scheme for a total of 575,278 MTS of well milled...

India water supply update

07 / 12 / 2018

India water supply update

Water levels in India’s 91 major reservoirs totalled 94.99 billion cubic metres as of 6 December, according to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. This...

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07 / 12 / 2018

#Chinese government to support farmers in #GuineaBissau by implementing hybrid #rice production (Fr.) https://t.co/oDMmSUMX0Q

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07 / 12 / 2018

#Bhutan: 2017 planted area estimated at 20,547ha, down by 26.6% from 1981 https://t.co/XKdDKb321k

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07 / 12 / 2018

#India: Kharif crop #paddy procurement began in Jharsuguda on Wednesday (5 December); procurement price set at INR… https://t.co/MrLwsOU7DT

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07 / 12 / 2018

#Philippines: Senator Villar calls for better distribution of funds for local #rice farmers following implementatio… https://t.co/o5ivEI6PrF

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07 / 12 / 2018

#Venezuela: Guárico planted area forecast at a maximum of 15,000ha due to seed and pesticide shortages (Sp.) https://t.co/C9bAudu2aX

KCCO announces domestic tender

07 / 12 / 2018

KCCO announces domestic tender

The U.S. Kansas City Commodity Office will hold a domestic tender for 4,820 MTS of rice on 18 December. Of this volume, 270 MTS will comprise U.S. #2, 7% broken long grain white rice destined for...

Thailand

07 / 12 / 2018

Thailand

The Thai white rice market was generally stable as improved new crop supply and subdued African demand were offset by...

Vietnam

07 / 12 / 2018

Vietnam

The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) is expected to award Vinafood 2 118,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice...

Pakistan

07 / 12 / 2018

Pakistan

The Pakistani Rupee depreciated by 3.1% against the U.S. Dollar between 30 November – 7 December following the...

U.S.A.

07 / 12 / 2018

U.S.A.

Fresh demand for U.S. long grain remained subdued and mills concentrated on processing orders for Iraq and regular...

South America

07 / 12 / 2018

South America

The Brazilian market was initially supported by a 1% appreciation of Real against the U.S. Dollar on Monday (3...

India

07 / 12 / 2018

India

Subdued offshore demand and a weakening of the Rupee against the U.S. Dollar put pressure on Indian non-Basmati prices;...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

The Italian Indica market had a firm undertone as farmers remained unwilling to lower their paddy offers in...

Italy

07 / 12 / 2018

Italy

The Italian Indica market had a firm undertone as farmers remained unwilling to lower their paddy offers in...

Cambodia

07 / 12 / 2018

Cambodia

E.U. member states did not reach a joint decision on whether to re-impose tariffs on rice imports from Cambodia and...

Myanmar

07 / 12 / 2018

Myanmar

E.U. member states did not reach a joint decision on whether to re-impose tariffs on rice imports from Cambodia and...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

The USDA forecast Indonesian 2019 milled rice production at 37.3 million MTS, up by 0.81% year-on-year. Harvested area...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

According to the Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA), 90 companies have applied for licences to import rice...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) will hold a Simultaneous-Buy-Sell (SBS) tender on 19...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

Australian planted area in the 2018/19 marketing year (April - March) is forecast to decline by 75% year-on-year to...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

The USDA lowered its estimate of South Korean milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (November –...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

According to local reports citing the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, the wholesale price of rice in Dar es...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

The Iranian government lifted its annual rice import ban on 28 November. The ban was imposed in September 2018 to...

Egypt

07 / 12 / 2018

Egypt

The FAO estimated Egypt’s 2018 paddy production at 4.9 million MTS, down by 23.2% year-on-year and 20.7% below the...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

The FAO’s All Rice Price Index declined by 2 points (-0.93%) last month to a 14-month low of 214 points, according to...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

According to Ecuador’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Colombia has agreed to import 44,200 MTS of milled rice...

Other Countries

07 / 12 / 2018

Other Countries

The Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) released its latest forecast for world supply and demand. AMIS has...

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06 / 12 / 2018

#France: #Rice farmers in Camargue to recycle #paddy straw for use as home insulation (Fr.) https://t.co/BP4JjkMsr6

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06 / 12 / 2018

#India: Food Corporation of India to buy #paddy from farmers in Tripura State from 15 December https://t.co/YdbOssMwkx

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06 / 12 / 2018

#India: West Bengal Chief Minister announces two new #paddy storage schemes https://t.co/B3XFTADm3H

Ecuador's rice exports to Colombia update

06 / 12 / 2018

Ecuador's rice exports to Colombia update

According to Ecuador's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Colombia has agreed to import 44,200 MTS of milled rice from Ecuador between 15 November - 31 December 2018 under the two countries'...

6 December 2018

06 / 12 / 2018

6 December 2018

Pakistani 25% WR and PB 5% STX are assessed down to US $320 PMT FOB (-$5 PMT) and US $392 PMT FOB respectively due to...

AMIS releases Market Monitor update

06 / 12 / 2018

AMIS releases Market Monitor update

The Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) has released its latest forecast for world supply and demand. AMIS has forecast 2018/19 global milled rice production at 512.9 million MTS, a 1.3%...

FAO All Rice Price Index down by 2 points in November

06 / 12 / 2018

FAO All Rice Price Index down by 2 points in November

The FAO’s All Rice Price Index declined by 2 points (-0.93%) last month to a 14-month low of 214 points, according to its December 2018 report. The prices of higher and lower quality Indica rice...

Uruguay exports update

05 / 12 / 2018

Uruguay exports update

Uruguayan rice exports totalled 42,631 MTS in November 2018, according to Uruguay XXI. This represents a 47.5% month-on-month and a 43.2% year-on-year decrease. Milled rice comprised 32,524 MTS of...

Japonica: November 2018

05 / 12 / 2018

Japonica: November 2018

The Calrose market had a firm undertone ahead of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ 9 November Minimum Access tender, which caused our assessment of U.S. #1, 4% broken white...

Parboiled: November 2018

05 / 12 / 2018

Parboiled: November 2018

The price of Thai Parboiled 100% STX initially declined as East and West African demand slowed due to competitive prices from other origins. However, it then stabilised as sales to Benin and covering...

Fragrant: November 2018

05 / 12 / 2018

Fragrant: November 2018

We concluded our transition to new crop pricing for Thai Hom Mali 100% Grade B at the beginning of the month. The price of Hom Mali initially rose due to increased buying in the local market as...

Indica: November 2018

05 / 12 / 2018

Indica: November 2018

Our assessment of Thai 5% broken white rice initially declined due to slow demand but was then supported by sales to China’s COFCO, Malaysia’s Bernas and the Philippines’ National Food...

5 December 2018

05 / 12 / 2018

5 December 2018

Despite expectations that the official results of the Philippines’ National Food Authority’s 20 November G2P tender...

Indonesia update

05 / 12 / 2018

Indonesia update

The USDA has forecast Indonesian 2019 milled rice production at 37.3 million MTS, up by 0.81% year-on-year. Harvested area and the average field yield are also both forecast to increase to 12.2...

Philippines local prices update

05 / 12 / 2018

Philippines local prices update

The average farmgate price of paddy in the Philippines decreased by 0.94% week-on-week and increased by 8.77% year-on-year to PHP 20.09 per kg (US $396.04 PMT) during the second week of November...

Tanzania local price update

05 / 12 / 2018

Tanzania local price update

According to local reports citing the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, the wholesale price of rice in Dar es Salaam increased from between TZS 131,500 – 163,500 per 100kg (US $572 - $711...

E.U. import tariff vote update

05 / 12 / 2018

E.U. import tariff vote update

According to reports, the E.U. member states did not reach a joint decision on whether to re-impose tariffs on rice imports from Cambodia and Myanmar in a vote held yesterday (4 December). As a...

Japan's MAFF announces SBS tender

05 / 12 / 2018

Japan's MAFF announces SBS tender

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) will hold a Simultaneous-Buy-Sell (SBS) tender on 19 December for a total of 25,000 MTS. In its previous SBS tender, MAFF awarded a...

Brazil planting update

04 / 12 / 2018

Brazil planting update

Brazil’s 2018/19 total planted area is forecast at 1.01 million hectares, according to IRGA. Planting was 95.2% complete as of 30 November at 958,712ha. Please see the table below for more details.

4 December 2018

04 / 12 / 2018

4 December 2018

Pakistani 5% WR is assessed down to US $358 PMT FOB (-$3 PMT) based on reported trades to East Africa and PB 5% STX is...

Australia planting and production update

04 / 12 / 2018

Australia planting and production update

Australian planted area in the 2018/19 marketing year (April - March) is forecast to decline by 75% year-on-year to 15,100ha due to reduced water supply, according to the Australian Bureau of...

South Korea update

04 / 12 / 2018

South Korea update

The USDA has lowered its estimate of South Korean milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (November – October) to 3.87 million MTS, down by 2.62% year-on-year. The revised estimate is...

Egypt update

04 / 12 / 2018

Egypt update

The FAO has estimated Egypt’s 2018 paddy production at 4.9 million MTS, down by 23.2% year-on-year and 20.7% below the five-year average. The decline is due to a contraction in planted area to...

Thailand update

04 / 12 / 2018

Thailand update

The USDA has forecast Thailand’s 2019 milled rice production at 20.7 million MTS, up by 1.69% year-on-year. The main crop (which is being harvested now) is expected to account for 14.9 million MTS...

South Korea: KAFFTC announces tender

04 / 12 / 2018

South Korea: KAFFTC announces tender

South Korea's Agro-Fisheries and Food Trade Corporation will hold a Minimum Market Access tender for a total of 25,222 MTS. Bids must be registered by 11 December and e-bidding will take place on 12...

3 December 2018

03 / 12 / 2018

3 December 2018

Thai WR, PB and Hom Mali prices are being supported by a strengthening of the Baht against the U.S. Dollar. As a result...

Iran lifts import ban

03 / 12 / 2018

Iran lifts import ban

The LRI understands that the Iranian government lifted its annual rice import ban on 28 November. The ban was imposed in September 2018 to support local prices during the harvesting season (August...

Vietnam planting and harvesting update

03 / 12 / 2018

Vietnam planting and harvesting update

According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, harvested area of 10th Month crop reached 1.47 million hectares as of 15 November, down by 1.9% year-on-year. Of this area, the North accounted...

Philippines paddy procurement update

03 / 12 / 2018

Philippines paddy procurement update

According to local reports, domestic paddy procurement by the Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) increased by 111.9% month-on-month to 630,934 bags (18,930 MTS) in November. This figure...

Philippines’ NFA 18 October G2P import arrivals update

03 / 12 / 2018

Philippines’ NFA 18 October G2P import arrivals update

According to the Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA), 43,000 MTS of the 47,000 MTS awarded in the NFA’s 18 October government-to-private tender for 250,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice has...

Philippines private imports update

03 / 12 / 2018

Philippines private imports update

According to the Philippines' National Food Authority, 30 companies have applied for licences to import rice outside of the Minimum Access Volume Scheme. Licences are available for up to 350,000 MTS...

Thailand exports update

03 / 12 / 2018

Thailand exports update

Thai milled rice exports between January – October 2018 totalled 9.05 million MTS, up by 0.27% year-on-year, according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association. These exports are valued at THB 146...

Pakistani Rupee reaches record low against U.S. Dollar

30 / 11 / 2018

Pakistani Rupee reaches record low against U.S. Dollar

The Pakistani Rupee reached a record low of PKR 139 against the U.S. Dollar today following a 3.8% depreciation, according to reports. This is attributed to the fifth currency devaluation by the...

30 November 2018

30 / 11 / 2018

30 November 2018

Despite the announcement of a 5% subsidy on non-Basmati exports earlier this week, the Indian market is being supported...

India water supply update

30 / 11 / 2018

India water supply update

Water levels in India’s 91 major reservoirs totalled 98.4 billion cubic metres as of 29 November, according to the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. This...

Brazil: Rio Grande Port loading update

30 / 11 / 2018

Brazil: Rio Grande Port loading update

No vessels were being loaded with rice in Rio Grande Port on 29 November. Eight vessels carrying a total of 169,963 MTS of rice sailed from Rio Grande Port in November. Of this volume, 30,594 MTS...

Thailand

30 / 11 / 2018

Thailand

The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) purchased 80,000 MTS of Thai 25% broken white rice at US $469.80 PMT...

Vietnam

30 / 11 / 2018

Vietnam

The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) awarded Vietnam 123,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice in its 28...

Pakistan

30 / 11 / 2018

Pakistan

According to market participants, the bulk of the IRRI-6 new crop has now arrived on to the Pakistani market. Despite...

U.S.A.

30 / 11 / 2018

U.S.A.

The market in the South was quiet following Thanksgiving last week; exporters anticipate that fresh trade will remain...

Other Countries

30 / 11 / 2018

Other Countries

According to reports, the World Meteorological Organization has forecast a 75% - 80% chance of a weak El Niño event...

Other Countries

30 / 11 / 2018

Other Countries

Private buyers in Panama purchased the full volumes of U.S. long grain paddy and milled rice in their 30 November...

Other Countries

30 / 11 / 2018

Other Countries

The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) awarded the full 203,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice in its 28...

South America

30 / 11 / 2018

South America

The LRI understands that Euricom purchased paddy for Venezuela and 5% broken white rice for Cuba last week; shipment of...

Other Countries

30 / 11 / 2018

Other Countries

According to data from Conmasur’s latest meeting on 23 November 2018, total 2018/19 supply in Conmasur countries...

Myanmar

30 / 11 / 2018

Myanmar

The Myanmar market was supported by a 1.15% appreciation of the Kyat against the U.S. Dollar between 23 – 30 November...

Cambodia

30 / 11 / 2018

Cambodia

The Cambodian market remained quiet, with many exporters not offering for fresh business; Phka Malis stocks are...

Italy

30 / 11 / 2018

Italy

The Italian market had a firm undertone as supply is tightening due to the 2018 crop’s poor field and milling yields....

India

30 / 11 / 2018

India

Indian exporters will receive a 5% subsidy for non-Basmati rice exports under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme...

Other Countries

30 / 11 / 2018

Other Countries

The Italian market had a firm undertone as supply is tightening due to the 2018 crop’s poor field and milling yields....

Other Countries

30 / 11 / 2018

Other Countries

Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (CoA) will hold a normal tender for a total of 18,134 MTS of medium/short grain brown...

Other Countries

30 / 11 / 2018

Other Countries

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) awarded the full 60,000 MTS in its 29 November Minimum...

Taiwan’s CoA re-tender results

30 / 11 / 2018

Taiwan’s CoA re-tender results

Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (CoA) did not make any awards in its 29 November re-tender for 18,000 MTS of brown medium grain under the U.S. Country Specific Quota as offers were above the...

Panama tender results

30 / 11 / 2018

Panama tender results

The LRI understands that private buyers in Panama purchased the full volumes of U.S. long grain paddy and milled rice in their 30 November tender. TRC was awarded 11,800 MTS of paddy at US $321.87...

Taiwan's CoA to hold medium/short grain brown rice tender

30 / 11 / 2018

Taiwan's CoA to hold medium/short grain brown rice tender

Taiwan's Council of Agriculture will hold a normal tender for a total of 18,134 MTS of medium/short grain brown rice under the U.S. Country Specific Quota on 7 December. Shipment is required from 8...

Japan's MAFF SBS tender results

30 / 11 / 2018

Japan's MAFF SBS tender results

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has awarded a total of 10,963 MTS out of a possible 25,000 MTS in its 30 November Simultaneous-Buy-Sell tender. Please see the table below for...

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Friday
07
December
Australia's 2018/19 planted area forecast to decline by 75% year-on-year to 15,100ha; South Korea will hold an MMA tender for a total of 25,222 MTS on 12 December; Indonesia's 2019 milled rice imports forecast to decrease by 62.8% year-on-year to 800,000 MTS
Friday
30
November
Philippines' NFA awards full 203,000 MTS in its 28 November G2G tender to Thailand and Vietnam; Japan's MAFF awards 60,000 MTS in its 29 November MA and 10,963 MTS in its 30 November SBS tenders; Taiwan's CoA will hold a normal tender for 18,134 MTS of U.S. medium/short grain brown rice on 7 December
Friday
23
November
Philippines' NFA to hold another G2G re-tender for 203,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice on 28 October; Sri Lanka's 2018 Yala (off-season) crop paddy production estimated at 1.41 million MTS, up by 55.4% year-on-year; Pakistan's milled rice exports in October totalled 140,171 MTS, down by 20.2% year-on-year
Friday
16
November
China's COFCO purchases 100,000 MTS of Thai 5% broken white rice under MoU; Malaysia's Bernas purchases approximately 60,000 MTS of Thai 5% broken white rice in tender; Iran's GTC to hold two tenders for a total of 60,000 MTS of Indian 1121 Parboiled Basmati on 18 December