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South Africa update

27 / 03 / 2020

South Africa update

The USDA has forecast South Africa’s milled rice imports in the 2020/21 marketing year (May – April) at 1.05 million MTS, up by 0.96% year-on-year. South Africa does not produce rice and imports...

Myanmar: Yangon Port rice loading update

27 / 03 / 2020

Myanmar: Yangon Port rice loading update

Three vessels were being loaded with 50,500 MTS of rice in Yangon Port on 25 March, down from 35,500 MTS on 19 March, according to the Myanma Port Authority. Two further vessels are expected to be...

Japan update

25 / 03 / 2020

Japan update

The USDA has forecast Japan’s milled rice production in the 2020/21 marketing year (November – October) at 7.61 million MTS, up by 0.51% year-on-year. An anticipated contraction in harvested area...

Indian government imposes nationwide lockdown

25 / 03 / 2020

Indian government imposes nationwide lockdown

The Indian government imposed a nationwide lockdown as of 12am local time today (25 March) to stall the spread of the coronavirus, according to reports. The lockdown will last until 14 April and some...

Thailand exports update

24 / 03 / 2020

Thailand exports update

Thai exports totalled 400,134 MTS in February, down by 26.9% month-on-month, according to customs data. Milled rice exports are estimated at 328,979 MTS; 46,028 MTS were sent to the U.S., 41,475 MTS...

Vietnamese state customs department will not register new export contracts

24 / 03 / 2020

Vietnamese state customs department will not register new export contracts

The LRI understands that the state customs department in Vietnam will not register new export contracts as of 12am local time today (24 March). Exporters will be able to fulfil any contracts that...

USDA releases its latest WASDE and Crop Production reports

10 / 03 / 2020

USDA releases its latest WASDE and Crop Production reports

The USDA has raised its forecast for 2019/20 global supplies by 3.4 million MTS in its latest WASDE report due to improved prospects for Indian production. The forecast for global exports is lowered...

Argentina lowers rice export tax

05 / 03 / 2020

Argentina lowers rice export tax

The Argentine government has lowered its export taxes on rice and paddy, according to participants. The export tax on white and brown rice has been lowered from 9% to 5%, while the 12% tax on paddy...

E.U. partially removes Cambodia’s Everything But Arms status

12 / 02 / 2020

E.U. partially removes Cambodia’s Everything But Arms status

According to the E.U. Commission, the E.U. will replace Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) status with Most Favoured Nation status for selected garment and footwear products, all travel goods and...

USDA releases its latest WASDE and Crop Production reports

11 / 02 / 2020

USDA releases its latest WASDE and Crop Production reports

The USDA has raised its forecast for 2019/20 global supplies fractionally in its latest WASDE report as higher beginning stocks are anticipated to be mostly offset by an expected reduction in output....