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South Korea production and planting update

14 / 11 / 2018

South Korea production and planting update

South Korean 2018 milled rice production is estimated at 3.87 million MTS, down by 2.62% year-on-year and the lowest level since 1980, according to Statistics Korea cited in reports. Planted area is...

Philippines production and planting update

13 / 11 / 2018

Philippines production and planting update

The Philippine Statistics Authority has estimated Q3 2018 paddy production at 3.2 million MTS, which represents a 5.7% year-on-year decrease. Harvested area and the average field yield are also...

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...

India update

05 / 11 / 2018

India update

The USDA has forecast India’s milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (October – September) at 111 million MTS, down by 1.69% year-on-year. Of this volume, Kharif crop will comprise...

Uruguay planting update

02 / 11 / 2018

Uruguay planting update

According to reports citing the Rice Producers Association, planting of the Uruguayan 2018/19 paddy crop is 75% complete and is expected to conclude in the next few days. Although planting was...

Philippines production and planting update

17 / 10 / 2018

Philippines production and planting update

The Philippine Statistics Authority lowered its forecast for Q3 2018 paddy production by 2.11% to 3.32 million MTS on 1 September, which represents a 4.13% decrease year-on-year. Harvested area and...

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...

Brazil planting and production update

12 / 10 / 2018

Brazil planting and production update

CONAB forecasts Brazilian planted area in the 2018/19 marketing year (April 2019 - March 2020) at 1.85 - 1.97 million hectares, a decline of 6.38% and an increase of 0.21% respectively year-on-year....

India update

11 / 10 / 2018

India update

The USDA has forecast Indian milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (October – September) at 111 million MTS, down by 1.69% year-on-year. An anticipated increase in harvested area to...

India planting and production update

02 / 10 / 2018

India planting and production update

India’s Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority has estimated 2018 Kharif crop planted area at 38.19 million hectares, up by 2.3% year-on-year. Basmati planted...

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...

South Korea production and planting update

02 / 10 / 2018

South Korea production and planting update

South Korea's 2018 milled rice production is estimated at 3.85 - 3.87 million MTS, down by 2.52% - 3.53% year-on-year, according to local reports citing the Korea Rural Economic Institute...

Pakistan water supply, planting and exports update

26 / 09 / 2018

Pakistan water supply, planting and exports update

According to the National Space Agency of Pakistan, irrigation water supplies in August were 2.07% below last year’s levels in Punjab but 5.71% higher than last year’s levels in Sindh....

Brazil planting update

24 / 09 / 2018

Brazil planting update

Planted area in Brazil's main rice producing region of Rio Grande do Sul is forecast at 1.01 million hectares in the 2018/19 marketing year (April – March), down by 6.59% year-on-year,...

Uruguay planting update

24 / 09 / 2018

Uruguay planting update

Uruguayan planted area in the 2018/19 marketing year (April – March) is forecast at 140,000ha, down by 10% year-on-year, according to the Association of Rice Growers cited in local reports....

Philippines production and planting update

14 / 09 / 2018

Philippines production and planting update

Paddy production in the Philippines in Q3 2018 is forecast to decrease by 4.13% year-on-year to 3.25 million MTS, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority. Harvested area is forecast to...

IBGE estimates Brazil’s planting and production

12 / 09 / 2018

IBGE estimates Brazil’s planting and production

The IBGE has estimated Brazilian 2018 paddy production at 11.8 million MTS, down by 5.34% year-on-year. Planted area contracted to 1.91 million hectares (-5.78%) and the average field yield is...

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...

Vietnam production update

11 / 09 / 2018

Vietnam production update

According to local reports citing the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 962,000ha of the Summer/Autumn crop have been harvested in southern provinces, down by 11.3% year-on-year. Of...

Australia planting and production update

11 / 09 / 2018

Australia planting and production update

Australian paddy planted area in the 2018/19 marketing year (April – March) is forecast to decline by 10% year-on-year to 54,000ha due to reduced water supply, according to the Australian...

Italy planting update

05 / 09 / 2018

Italy planting update

According to Ente Nazionale Risi, Italian 2018 planted area is estimated down by 4.5% year-on-year to 219,300ha. Planting of Long A varieties declined to 101,350ha (-6.9%) and planting of round...

India planting, weather and exports update

03 / 09 / 2018

India planting, weather and exports update

According to local reports citing the Ministry of Agriculture, Kharif crop paddy planting totalled 37 million hectares as of 31 August, up by 0.57% year-on-year. Planting has been aided by improved...

Uruguay planting update

03 / 09 / 2018

Uruguay planting update

Uruguayan planted area in the 2018/19 marketing year (April – March) is forecast to decline by 12.9% year-on-year to a 25-year low of 135,000ha, according to the Rice Growers Association...

Iran production update

03 / 09 / 2018

Iran production update

According to local reports, Iranian rice cultivation is only allowed in the northern provinces of Gilan and Mazandaran and will be gradually banned in other parts of the country over the next three...

South Korea planting update

30 / 08 / 2018

South Korea planting update

According to local reports citing Statistics Korea, South Korea’s 2018 paddy planted area declined by 2.2% year-on-year to 737,000ha. Rice farmers were encouraged by the government to switch...

China production update

24 / 08 / 2018

China production update

According to local reports citing the National Bureau of Statistics, China produced 28.59 million MTS of early crop paddy in 2018, down by 4.3% year-on-year. Planted area for the early crop is...

Pakistan water supply, planting and exports update

20 / 08 / 2018

Pakistan water supply, planting and exports update

According to the National Space Agency of Pakistan, irrigation water supplies in July were 14% below last year’s levels in Punjab but 2.56% higher than last year’s levels in Sindh. As...

Guyana planting and exports update

17 / 08 / 2018

Guyana planting and exports update

Guyana’s second crop planted area is estimated at 80,000ha, 90% of the target, according to the Guyana Rice Development Board. Planting concluded in June and was affected by the early arrival...

Nepal planting update

16 / 08 / 2018

Nepal planting update

Paddy planting in Nepal was 95% complete as of 16 August, compared to 87% at this time last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture cited in local reports. The Ministry’s 2018 planting...

Colombia production update

10 / 08 / 2018

Colombia production update

According to local reports citing the National Administrative Department of Statistics, Colombia’s 2018 first season paddy production totalled 1.02 million MTS, up by 3.1% year-on-year. The...

Nepal planting update

06 / 08 / 2018

Nepal planting update

Paddy planting in Nepal was 90% complete at 1.49 million hectares as of 2 August, compared to 77% complete this time last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture cited in local reports....

Guinea update

03 / 08 / 2018

Guinea update

Planting of Guinea’s 2018 paddy crop is due to conclude in August for harvesting in October – January, according to the FAO. Paddy production in 2017 was supported by near-average...

Sierra Leone update

03 / 08 / 2018

Sierra Leone update

The FAO has estimated Sierra Leone’s 2017 paddy production at 1.4 million MTS, up by 20.6% year-on-year and 22.7% above the five-year average. Planting of the 2018 paddy crop began in March...

Bangladesh production update

02 / 08 / 2018

Bangladesh production update

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics has estimated Bangladesh’s 2018 Boro crop milled rice production at 19.5 million MTS, up by 8.67% year-on-year, according to local reports. Production was...

South Korea prices update

01 / 08 / 2018

South Korea prices update

The average price of wholesale rice in the South Korean domestic market was recorded at KRW 44,263 per 20kg (US $1,979.54 PMT) on 25 July, up by 38% year-on-year, according to Statistics Korea...

Laos planting update

01 / 08 / 2018

Laos planting update

Rainy season paddy production may be affected by widespread flooding across many regions in Laos this year, according to reports. Planting of the rainy season crop concluded in mid-July for...

India planting update

31 / 07 / 2018

India planting update

Indian 2018 Kharif crop paddy planting totalled 19.76 million hectares on 27 July, down by 12% year-on-year, according to the Agriculture Ministry cited in reports. Although the pace of monsoon...

India update

27 / 07 / 2018

India update

The USDA has forecast Indian milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (October – September) at 109 million MTS, down by 0.91% year-on-year. Planting of the 2018 Kharif crop has...

Nepal planting update

26 / 07 / 2018

Nepal planting update

Paddy planting in Nepal was 77.5% complete on 23 July at 1.2 million hectares, compared to 60% complete at this time last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture cited in local reports....

India monsoon update

17 / 07 / 2018

India monsoon update

According to local reports citing the India Meteorological Department, cumulative monsoon rainfall deficits in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand were recorded at above 40% between 1 June –...

Nepal planting update

13 / 07 / 2018

Nepal planting update

Nepalese 2018 planted area was 43.3% complete as of 9 July at 671,914ha, according to local reports citing the Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives. Planting was 41.2% complete...

Sri Lanka production update

09 / 07 / 2018

Sri Lanka production update

Sri Lankan 2018 Yala off-season paddy production is forecast to reach 1.08 million MTS, up by 18.8% from last year’s drought reduced level, according to local reports. Planted area totalled...

Nepal planting update

06 / 07 / 2018

Nepal planting update

Nepalese 2018 planted area totalled 342,631ha on 3 July, 22% of the 1.55 million hectares of available paddy fields, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives cited...

Iraqi rice farmers to incur financial losses due to drought

04 / 07 / 2018

Iraqi rice farmers to incur financial losses due to drought

According to reports, Iraqi rice farmers are expected to incur total financial losses of IQD 50 billion (US $40 million) this year as a result of the government’s decision to limit paddy...

Nepal’s Lamjung district planting update

03 / 07 / 2018

Nepal’s Lamjung district planting update

Only 2,492ha of paddy have been planted in Nepal’s Lamjung district so far due to lack of adequate rainfall, according to reports. This represents 15% of the 16,612ha of arable land dedicated...

India Southwest Monsoon update

03 / 07 / 2018

India Southwest Monsoon update

According to reports citing the India Meteorological Department, cumulative monsoon rainfall in India was recorded at 7% below average as of 1 July. An estimated 24% of the country has received...

Spain planting update

26 / 06 / 2018

Spain planting update

Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food estimated 2018 paddy planted area at 105,137ha in April, down by 2.59% year-on-year. While it has yet to release a forecast for 2018...

Greece planting update

25 / 06 / 2018

Greece planting update

Greek 2018 paddy planted area is estimated at 200,000 – 280,000ha, according to local reports. Harvested area of the 2017 crop is estimated at 280,000 – 300,000ha. Around 80% of...

Uzbekistan planting update

31 / 05 / 2018

Uzbekistan planting update

According to reports citing the Uzbek president, Uzbekistan has reduced its 2018 planted area by 42% to 94,000ha due to water shortages. Rainfall has been below average so far this year, causing...

Bangladesh planting update

24 / 05 / 2018

Bangladesh planting update

According to reports citing government sources, Bangladesh’s 2018 Boro crop milled rice production is expected to reach 19.7 million MTS, exceeding the target of 19 million MTS and...