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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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'...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Conmasur 2018/19 supply and demand update

28 / 11 / 2018

Conmasur 2018/19 supply and demand update

According to data from Conmasur’s latest meeting on 23 November 2018, total 2018/19 supply in Conmasur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay) is forecast at 16.1 million MTS...

Africa imports update

23 / 11 / 2018

Africa imports update

According to the USDA cited in reports, sub-Saharan African rice imports in the 2018/19 marketing year (October - September) are forecast to total 15.9 million MTS (milled equivalent), up by 6.22%...

Philippines: NFA G2G tender and private imports update

23 / 11 / 2018

Philippines: NFA G2G tender and private imports update

The LRI understands that the Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) will hold another government-to-government re-tender on 28 November of the 203,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice not awarded...

Egypt’s GASC tender update

22 / 11 / 2018

Egypt’s GASC tender update

The LRI understands that Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities received the following offers for a total of 542,000 MTS in its 12 November tender for an unspecified volume of Grade #2...

Philippines' NFA receives offers in 20 November tender

20 / 11 / 2018

Philippines' NFA receives offers in 20 November tender

The LRI understands that the Philippines' National Food Authority has received the following offers in its 20 November government-to-private tender for a total of 500,000 MTS of 25% broken white...

Philippines’ NFA G2P import arrivals update

19 / 11 / 2018

Philippines’ NFA G2P import arrivals update

According to the Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA), Thai Capital Crops’ 18,000 MT award in the NFA’s 18 October government-to-private tender for 250,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice...

Philippines’ NFA G2P import arrivals update

15 / 11 / 2018

Philippines’ NFA G2P import arrivals update

According to the Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA), Thai Capital Crops’ 18,000 MT award in the NFA’s 18 October government-to-private tender for 250,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice...

AARQ announces next tender for U.S. TRQ imports

14 / 11 / 2018

AARQ announces next tender for U.S. TRQ imports

The Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas (AARQ) announced its next tranche of Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) licences to export U.S. rice into the E.U. A total of 9,681 MTS of semi-milled or...

China's COFCO purchases Thai rice

14 / 11 / 2018

China's COFCO purchases Thai rice

The LRI understands that China’s COFCO has purchased 100,000 MTS of Thai 5% broken white rice at a price of US $430 PMT FOB FCL under the countries' Memorandum of Understanding. Shipment is...

Iran imports update

13 / 11 / 2018

Iran imports update

According to local reports, Iran imported 958,000 MTS of milled and semi-milled rice between 21 March – 22 October 2018, a 4.21% year-on-year decrease. These imports are valued at US $985.4 million...

Brazil planting and exports update

13 / 11 / 2018

Brazil planting and exports update

According to local reports citing IRGA, planting in Rio Grande do Sul was 79.6% complete as of 8 November. IRGA revised its forecast for total planted area up by 0.5% to 1.01 million hectares due to...

Brazil exports and imports update

12 / 11 / 2018

Brazil exports and imports update

Brazil’s rice exports between January – October 2018 totalled 1.41 million MTS, up by 98.3% year-on-year, according to IRGA. Exports in October totalled 152,775 MTS (+66.1%). Venezuela imported...

E.U. considers imposing tariffs on rice imported from Myanmar and Cambodia

08 / 11 / 2018

E.U. considers imposing tariffs on rice imported from Myanmar and Cambodia

The LRI understands that the E.U. Commission will ask E.U. member states to vote on whether to impose tariffs on long grain rice imports from Cambodia and Myanmar in December; this is to support...

Cambodia and Myanmar’s EBA status update

07 / 11 / 2018

Cambodia and Myanmar’s EBA status update

The E.U. Commission has started proceedings to remove Cambodia and Myanmar’s Everything But Arms (EBA) status, which allows both countries to export rice to the E.U. duty free. The Commission has...

Ecuador's rice exports to Colombia update

07 / 11 / 2018

Ecuador's rice exports to Colombia update

According to local reports citing Ecuador's Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Ecuador will export around 64,000 MTS of milled rice to Colombia between 15 November - 31 December 2018. If...

South Korea update

06 / 11 / 2018

South Korea update

The USDA has forecast South Korea’s milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (November – October) at 3.88 million MTS, down by 2.44% year-on-year. Harvested area is expected to...

Philippines’ NFA receives no offers in G2G tender

06 / 11 / 2018

Philippines’ NFA receives no offers in G2G tender

The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) did not receive any offers in its 6 November government-to-government tender for a total of 203,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice. Representatives from...

China update

05 / 11 / 2018

China update

The FAO has forecast China's 2018 paddy production at 206.3 million MTS, a 1.08% year-on-year decrease and 0.24% below the five-year average. Planted area contracted as farmers switched to planting...

U.S. reimposes economic sanctions on Iran

05 / 11 / 2018

U.S. reimposes economic sanctions on Iran

The U.S. government reimposed further economic sanctions on Iran yesterday (4 November). U.S. President Trump has cited alleged cyber attacks, ballistic missile tests and support for violent...

Central America imports update

01 / 11 / 2018

Central America imports update

Central American imports between January – June 2018 totalled 373,000 MTS, up by 23.5% year-on-year, according to local reports. The imports are valued at US $163 million MTS (+56.7%); of this...

Philippines' NFA issues private import guidelines

31 / 10 / 2018

Philippines' NFA issues private import guidelines

The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) has released guidelines for the private import of up to 350,000 MTS. Each importer will be allowed to purchase up to 20,000 MTS of well milled long...

Philippines MAV imports update

31 / 10 / 2018

Philippines MAV imports update

The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) has announced that delivery of the additional 133,500 MTS of rice that will be imported under the Minimum Access Volume Scheme is required by 30...

Haiti update

29 / 10 / 2018

Haiti update

The USDA has forecast Haitian milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (July – June) at 80,000 MTS, up by 19.4% year-on-year. This is partly due to a 4,000ha expansion in harvested area...

Philippines' NFA tender date announcement and changes to MAV scheme

26 / 10 / 2018

Philippines' NFA tender date announcement and changes to MAV scheme

The LRI understands that the Philippines' National Food Authority (NFA) will hold its government-to-government tender for 203,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice on 29 October.
The NFA has brought...

Colombia update

25 / 10 / 2018

Colombia update

The USDA has forecast Colombian milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (April – March) at 1.64 million MTS, a decrease of 7.87% year-on-year as a result of government policies to...

Jordan update

25 / 10 / 2018

Jordan update

The USDA has forecast Jordan's 2019 imports at 200,000 MTS (milled equivalent), up by 2.56% year-on-year, to meet an anticipated consumption of 200,000 MTS (+3.63%). Rice is a staple of the local...

Australia update

22 / 10 / 2018

Australia update

The USDA has forecast Australian milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (March – February) at 400,000 MTS, a decrease of 11.9% year-on-year. Harvested area and the average field yield...

Bangladesh update

19 / 10 / 2018

Bangladesh update

The USDA has forecast Bangladeshi milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (May – April) at 34.5 million MTS, representing a 5.79% increase year-on-year. Harvested area and the average...

Turkey update

19 / 10 / 2018

Turkey update

The USDA has forecast Turkey’s milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (September – August) at 610,000 MTS. This represents a 17.3% increase year-on-year due to beneficial rainfall...

Russia update

18 / 10 / 2018

Russia update

The USDA has forecast Russian 2019 milled rice production at 630,000 MTS, a 2.33% year-on-year decrease. Both the harvested area and the average field yield are expected to decrease to 185,000ha...

Malaysia update

15 / 10 / 2018

Malaysia update

The FAO has estimated Malaysian 2018 paddy production at 2.87 million MTS, up by 1.06% year-on-year and 4.17% above the five-year average. This is a result of a record planted area, with planting...

Kazakhstan exports, imports and production update

11 / 10 / 2018

Kazakhstan exports, imports and production update

Kazakhstan's milled rice exports totalled 51,600 MTS between January – July 2018, a decrease of 10% year-on-year, according to local reports. These exports were valued at an estimated US $14.6...

Brazil update

10 / 10 / 2018

Brazil update

The USDA has forecast Brazilian milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (April 2019 – March 2020) at 8.16 million MTS, down by 0.58% year-on-year. Harvested area and the average field...

Philippines’ NFAC approves DTI’s proposal to import 350,000 MTS

10 / 10 / 2018

Philippines’ NFAC approves DTI’s proposal to import 350,000 MTS

The Philippines’ National Food Authority Council has approved the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) proposal to import 350,000 MTS of rice, according to local reports. This volume will be...

Philippines imports update

08 / 10 / 2018

Philippines imports update

According to the Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA), 180,641 MTS of the 250,000 MTS of 25% broken white rice purchased in the NFA’s 22 May government-to-private tender has arrived in the...

Brazil exports and imports update

08 / 10 / 2018

Brazil exports and imports update

Brazil’s rice exports between January – September 2018 totalled 1.25 million MTS, up from 617,317 MTS in 2017, according to IRGA. Exports in September totalled 160,944 MTS, up from 109,450 MTS in...

Madagascar prices and imports update

02 / 10 / 2018

Madagascar prices and imports update

According to local reports citing the Rice Observatory, the average price of domestic paddy in Madagascar increased by MGA 56 per kg (US $16 PMT) between 10 – 16 September. The prices of...

E.U. imports and exports update

02 / 10 / 2018

E.U. imports and exports update

According to the European Commission, E.U. rice imports in the 2017/18 marketing year (September – August) totalled 1.3 million MTS (milled equivalent, excluding broken rice), up by 3%...

China update

02 / 10 / 2018

China update

The USDA has forecast China’s milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (July – June) at 141.3 million MTS, a decline of 3.22% year-on-year. Harvested area and the average...

Costa Rica imposes new tariff for brown rice imports

26 / 09 / 2018

Costa Rica imposes new tariff for brown rice imports

The Costa Rican government imposed an additional 11.67% tariff on brown rice imports exceeding 6,367 MTS on 21 September, according to Conarroz. Brown rice imports totalling 6,367 MTS or less carry...

Mexico update

21 / 09 / 2018

Mexico update

The USDA has lowered its forecast for Mexican milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (October – September) by 7% to 164,000 MTS, which represents a 10.4% year-on-year decrease....

Philippines update

20 / 09 / 2018

Philippines update

The USDA has lowered its estimate for the Philippines’ milled rice production in the 2017/18 marketing year (July – June) to 12.24 million MTS, up by 4.7% year-on-year. Production in Q2...

Japan update

20 / 09 / 2018

Japan update

The USDA has forecast Japan’s milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (November – October) at 7.7 million MTS, down by 1.12% year-on-year. Field yields were forecast to be...

Egypt update

20 / 09 / 2018

Egypt update

The USDA has forecast Egyptian milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (October – September) at 2.8 million MTS, a 34.9% year-on-year decrease. This is due to an anticipated...

Philippines’ NFA G2G and G2P import arrivals update

19 / 09 / 2018

Philippines’ NFA G2G and G2P import arrivals update

According to the Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA), 245,000 MTS out of a total of 250,000 MTS awarded in the NFA’s 4 May government-to-government tender have arrived in the...

Peru imports update

17 / 09 / 2018

Peru imports update

According to local reports citing the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, white rice imports between January – August decreased by 29% year-on-year to 179,502 MTS. During this period,...