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Angola update

21 / 10 / 2019

Angola update

The FAO has estimated Angola's 2019 paddy production at 45,000 MTS, down by 33.8% year-on-year and 19.6% below the five-year average. Harvesting concluded in May and production was affected by poor...

Philippines update

16 / 10 / 2019

Philippines update

The USDA has forecast the Philippines’ milled rice production in the 2019/20 marketing year (July – June) at 12 million MTS, up by 2.28% year-on-year due to improved weather conditions. While...

Update on parboiled rice imports into Benin

16 / 10 / 2019

Update on parboiled rice imports into Benin

According to participants, parboiled rice is allowed into Benin unless it is destined for Niger. While cargoes were reportedly stuck at Benin ports in the second half of last week, some traders have...

Brazil update

11 / 10 / 2019

Brazil update

The USDA has forecast Brazil’s milled rice production in the 2019/20 marketing year (April 2020 – March 2021) at 7 million MTS, down by 1.44% year-on-year. Harvested area is expected to decline...

Parboiled rice imports not allowed into Benin

11 / 10 / 2019

Parboiled rice imports not allowed into Benin

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According to participants, Benin's Customs Authority are not allowing parboiled rice to enter the country. While no official statement has been made, many exporters reported that their...

Brazil imports and exports update

07 / 10 / 2019

Brazil imports and exports update

Brazil imported a total of 65,429 MTS in September, down by 20.5% month-on-month but up by 62.2% year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services. Paraguay was...

Niger update

07 / 10 / 2019

Niger update

The FAO has forecast Niger’s 2019 paddy production at 120,000 MTS, down by 4% year-on-year and 2.44% below the five-year average. Planting in some regions was affected by dry spells and strong...

Japan’s MAFF announces MA tender

17 / 09 / 2019

Japan’s MAFF announces MA tender

Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will hold a Minimum Access tender for a total of 54,000 MTS on 20 September. Please see the table below for more details.

Iran’s GTC cancels Indian Basmati tender

16 / 08 / 2019

Iran’s GTC cancels Indian Basmati tender

Iran’s Government Trading Corporation (GTC) cancelled its 13 August tender for a minimum of 20,000 MTS of Indian 1121 Basmati, according to market participants. The GTC is likely to re-issue the...

AARQ tender results

06 / 08 / 2019

AARQ tender results

The Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas has awarded 680 MTS of Tariff Rate Quota licences to import U.S. semi-milled or milled rice into the E.U. in its auction for the September 2019...