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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,...

Brazil planting, production, exports and imports update

11 / 09 / 2018

Brazil planting, production, exports and imports update

CONAB estimates Brazilian planted area in the 2017/18 marketing year (April 2018 – March 2019) at 1.97 million hectares, down by 0.41% year-on-year as farmers switched to planting soybeans...

Freight update

07 / 09 / 2018

Freight update

International freight rates have mostly increased since shipping lines attempted to impose a General Rate Increase of US $1,000 per FEU on 1 September, according to reports. According to the...

Brazil: Rio Grande Port loading update

07 / 09 / 2018

Brazil: Rio Grande Port loading update

No vessels were being loaded in Rio Grande Port on 6 September. A Casillo vessel is expected to arrive today (7 September) to be loaded with 30,000 MTS and a Rivelin vessel is due to arrive on 12...

Brazil imports update

07 / 09 / 2018

Brazil imports update

Brazil’s rice imports between January – August 2018 totalled 542,733 MTS, with imports during August accounting for 103,710 MTS of this volume, according the IRGA. Paraguay exported the...

E.U. husked rice import tariff remains unchanged

04 / 09 / 2018

E.U. husked rice import tariff remains unchanged

The LRI understands that the E.U. will not increase its tariff on husked rice imports. While the tariff of EUR €30 PMT has been in place since March 2012, there were expectations that husked...

E.U. imports and exports update

04 / 09 / 2018

E.U. imports and exports update

E.U. rice imports between September 2017 – July 2018 totalled 1.19 million MTS (milled equivalent, excluding broken rice), up by 3.17% year-on-year, according to the European Commission....

Honduras imports update

31 / 08 / 2018

Honduras imports update

The government of Honduras will allow the country’s Association of Mills to import 60,000 MTS of U.S. paddy at a 0% import tariff, according to local reports. The paddy will be used to...

Bangladesh imports update

29 / 08 / 2018

Bangladesh imports update

The USDA has forecast Bangladeshi imports in the 2018/19 marketing year (May - April) at 600,000 MTS (milled equivalent), down by 83.2% year-on-year. According to local reports, this is due to...

Ivory Coast update

24 / 08 / 2018

Ivory Coast update

The USDA has forecast the Ivory Coast’s milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (October – September) at 1.45 million MTS, up by 7.01% year-on-year. Both harvested area and...

Indonesian government raises Bulog's rice import quota

21 / 08 / 2018

Indonesian government raises Bulog's rice import quota

According to local reports, the Indonesian government has increased Bulog’s rice import quota permit by 1 million MTS, which is valid until September 2019. This is in addition to...

Egypt private imports update

21 / 08 / 2018

Egypt private imports update

According to market participants, unloading of a vessel carrying 38,500 MTS of Chinese medium grain rice began in Egypt last week. Local millers and traders believe that domestic consumers will...

Panama imports update

20 / 08 / 2018

Panama imports update

According to local reports, the value of rice imported by Panama increased from US $6 million in Q1 2017 to US $19 million in Q1 2018. The value of rice imported from Brazil increased from US...

E.U. imports and exports update

16 / 08 / 2018

E.U. imports and exports update

E.U. rice imports totalled 1.06 million MTS (milled equivalent, excluding broken rice) during the first eleven months of the 2017/18 marketing year (September – August), up by 0.25%...

Bangladesh update

15 / 08 / 2018

Bangladesh update

The USDA has forecast Bangladesh’s milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (May – April) at 34.4 million MTS, up by 5.2% year-on-year. Harvested area is forecast to...

Brazil imports and exports update

14 / 08 / 2018

Brazil imports and exports update

Brazil’s rice exports between January – July 2018 totalled 996,250 MTS, up from 447,208 MTS in 2017, according to IRGA. Exports in July totalled 84,616 MTS, down from 112,569 MTS in...

Iran’s government delays annual import ban

13 / 08 / 2018

Iran’s government delays annual import ban

The Iranian Ministry of Agriculture has delayed its annual import ban until 22 September, according to local reports. Previously, rice shipments had to be cleared by customs by 11 August. 

Togo update

03 / 08 / 2018

Togo update

The FAO has forecast Togo’s 2018 paddy production at 148,000 MTS, up by 6% year-on-year and unchanged from the five-year average. Planting of the paddy crop concluded in May and harvesting is...

Nigeria update

03 / 08 / 2018

Nigeria update

The FAO estimates that Nigerian 2017 paddy production totalled 7.02 million MTS, up by 8% year-on-year and 21% above the five-year average; production was boosted by sufficient rainfall. Planting...

E.U. update

02 / 08 / 2018

E.U. update

The USDA has forecast the E.U.’s milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (September – October) at 1.15 million MTS, down by 3.36% year-on-year. Production across Europe is...

Bhutan production and imports update

30 / 07 / 2018

Bhutan production and imports update

Bhutan’s 2017 paddy production is estimated at 85,000 MTS, up from 75,000 MTS in 2013, according to local reports. Planted area is estimated at 53,055ha and the average field yield was...

Russia update

27 / 07 / 2018

Russia update

The USDA has forecast Russian 2018 milled rice production at 645,000 MTS, down by 8.25% year-on-year due to wet and cold weather during the planting season (May – July). Harvested area is...

Turkey update

27 / 07 / 2018

Turkey update

The USDA has forecast Turkish milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (September – August) at 540,000 MTS, which is a 3.85% year-on-year increase. This is based on an expected...

Brazil update

27 / 07 / 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, which is a 2% year-on-year increase. While harvested area...

Indonesia update

27 / 07 / 2018

Indonesia update

The USDA has forecast Indonesian 2018 milled rice imports at 2 million MTS, up from 350,000 MTS in 2017 due to low stock levels and reduced production. Abundant rainfall benefitted main season...

New logistics hub to be constructed in Mali

26 / 07 / 2018

New logistics hub to be constructed in Mali

A new logistics hub with inland container depots and container freight stations will be built in Mali to boost trade, according to reports. Mali’s seaborne trade is conducted through...

The Gambia update

24 / 07 / 2018

The Gambia update

The FAO has forecast The Gambia’s 2018 paddy production at 57,000 MTS, which is a 90% year-on-year increase and 7.55% above the five-year average. Production is expected to return to...

Benin update

24 / 07 / 2018

Benin update

The FAO has forecast Benin’s 2018 paddy production at 285,000 MTS, up by 2.15% year-on-year and 24.5% above the five-year average. Planting concluded in April and harvesting is due to begin...

Brazil imports and exports update

20 / 07 / 2018

Brazil imports and exports update

Brazil’s rice exports between January – June 2018 totalled 911,634 MTS, up from 334,639 MTS in 2017, according to the IRGA. Exports during June totalled 95,719 MTS, up from 42,893 MTS...

Honduras update

16 / 07 / 2018

Honduras update

The FAO has forecast Honduran 2018 paddy production at 73,000 MTS, which is a 2.82% year-on-year increase and 6.8% above the five-year average. Off-season production was aided by an expansion in...

Indonesia update

16 / 07 / 2018

Indonesia update

The FAO has forecast Indonesia’s 2018 paddy production at 74.5 million MTS, up by 0.85% year-on-year and 3.03% above the five-year average. While good rainfall and adequate irrigation water...

China update

12 / 07 / 2018

China update

The USDA has forecast Chinese milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (July – June) at 143 million MTS, a 2.05% decline year-on-year. While the average field yield is expected to...