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03 / 12 / 2019

#Nigeria: Border closures due to unofficial #rice trade causing an ‘economic shock’ https://t.co/ulJdhDkraV

@LiveRiceIndex

02 / 12 / 2019

Border patrol force unlikely to eradicate unofficial cross-border trade into #Nigeria https://t.co/jaffTncGN2

@LiveRiceIndex

02 / 12 / 2019

Despite #Nigeria’s land border closures, #rice is still being imported https://t.co/C5OyF67IlC

@LiveRiceIndex

28 / 11 / 2019

#Benin: Around 105,000 MTS of #rice could be unofficially exported to #Nigeria before the Christmas period https://t.co/3X1sEm6xje

@LiveRiceIndex

15 / 11 / 2019

#Nigeria: #Paddy fields affected by floods in Benue State https://t.co/J6OMUjhLAk

Nigeria, Benin and Niger create joint border patrol force

15 / 11 / 2019

Nigeria, Benin and Niger create joint border patrol force

The governments of Nigeria, Benin and Niger have set up a joint border patrol force to tackle unofficial cross-border trade of commodities including rice, according to reports. The force will include...

Other Countries

15 / 11 / 2019

Other Countries

The governments of Nigeria, Benin and Niger have set up a joint border patrol force to tackle unofficial cross-border...

Nigeria update

31 / 10 / 2019

Nigeria update

The USDA has forecast Nigeria’s milled rice production in the 2019/20 marketing year (October – September) at 5.12 million MTS, up by 3.02% year-on-year. Both the harvested area and the average...

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...

Other Countries

11 / 10 / 2019

Other Countries

Domestic prices of commodities, including rice, have risen in Nigeria following the closure of the country’s land...

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...

Nigerian rice prices increase following closure of land borders

07 / 10 / 2019

Nigerian rice prices increase following closure of land borders

Domestic prices of commodities, including rice, have risen in Nigeria following the closure of the country’s land borders with Niger and Benin, according to local reports. There are concerns that...

Nigeria update

19 / 09 / 2019

Nigeria update

The FAO has forecast Nigerian 2019 paddy production to decrease by 0.3% year-on-year to 11 million MTS but to be 5.45% above the five-year average. Planting began in April, with harvesting expected...

India - West Africa trade slows due to tighter Nigerian border controls

11 / 09 / 2019

India - West Africa trade slows due to tighter Nigerian border controls

A number of Indian rice shipments to West Africa have been suspended due to stricter controls on the Nigeria - Benin and Nigeria - Niger borders, with one Indian exporter describing the parboiled...