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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...

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....

Thailand production update

12 / 10 / 2018

Thailand production update

According to local reports citing the Ministry of Commerce, Thai Hom Mali fragrant paddy production is forecast to decline by 10% year-on-year to around 6.84 million MTS. Irregular rainfall has...

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...

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...

Cambodia update

11 / 10 / 2018

Cambodia update

The USDA has forecast Cambodian 2018 milled rice production at 5.55 million MTS, up by 5.67% year-on-year due to anticipated favourable weather conditions and improved water supply. Harvested area is...

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...

Pakistan update

04 / 10 / 2018

Pakistan update

The USDA has forecast Pakistan’s milled rice production in the 2018/19 marketing year (November - October) at 7.4 million MTS, unchanged year-on-year. Milled rice exports in 2017/18 are forecast to...

Myanmar update

02 / 10 / 2018

Myanmar update

The FAO has forecast Myanmar’s 2018 paddy production to increase by 3.16% year-on-year to 30.4 million MTS, 6.79% above the five-year average. Expectations of higher local prices and better...

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami update

02 / 10 / 2018

Indonesia earthquake and tsunami update

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck on Friday (28 September) near the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that submerged its capital city Palu; the death toll is estimated at...

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...

Turkmenistan update

02 / 10 / 2018

Turkmenistan update

The FAO has forecast Turkmenistan's 2018 paddy production at 130,000 MTS, unchanged year-on-year and at the five-year average. However, total cereal production is forecast to fall by 9% to a...

Colombia local prices update

01 / 10 / 2018

Colombia local prices update

According to local reports citing Fedearroz, Colombia’s 2017 paddy production increased by 2.56% year-on-year to 2.62 million MTS, which is 47.8% higher compared to 2014. Local paddy prices...

India production update

27 / 09 / 2018

India production update

According to the Indian Ministry of Agriculture’s first advance estimate, 2018/19 Kharif crop milled rice production is forecast to increase to a record level of 99.24 million MTS. This is...

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...

India production and weather update

19 / 09 / 2018

India production and weather update

According to local reports, India’s Ministry of Agriculture has set a 2018/19 paddy production target of 113 million MTS, which would be a 0.08% increase from 2017/18 production. Planting of...

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...

Vietnam update

07 / 09 / 2018

Vietnam update

The FAO has forecast Vietnam’s 2018 paddy production at 44.2 million MTS, up by 3.06% year-on-year and 0.29% above the five-year average. Harvesting of the Winter/Spring crop, which accounts...

OPEC update

03 / 09 / 2018

OPEC update

Oil production by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) rose to a 2018 high of 32.79 million barrels per day in August, up by 220,000 barrels per day in July, according to...

Thailand update

03 / 09 / 2018

Thailand update

The USDA has forecast Thai 2019 milled rice production at 21.24 million MTS, up by 4.27% year-on-year. The expected increase in production is largely attributed to the harvested area expanding to...

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...

Myanmar exports, local prices and production update

03 / 09 / 2018

Myanmar exports, local prices and production update

According to local reports citing the Myanmar Rice Federation, Myanmar’s rice exports totalled 909,376 MTS (milled rice, including broken rice) from 1 April – 17 August 2018, down by...

Uruguay update

30 / 08 / 2018

Uruguay update

The FAO has estimated Uruguayan 2018 paddy production at 1.28 million MTS, a 9.22% year-on-year decrease and 6.16% below the five-year-average. Production was hampered by reduced planting due to...

India production update

29 / 08 / 2018

India production update

The Indian Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has forecast milled rice production in the 2017/18 marketing year (October – September) at a record 112.91 million MTS in its fourth...

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...

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...

Guyana update

23 / 08 / 2018

Guyana update

The USDA has forecast Guyanese 2018 milled rice production at 650,000 MTS, a 3.17% year-on-year increase. While harvested area is expected to increase to 180,000ha (+4.65%), with a significant...

Brazil update

21 / 08 / 2018

Brazil update

The FAO has estimated Brazilian 2018 paddy production at 11.74 million MTS, a 4.8% year-on-year decrease and 1.08% below the five-year average. Delays to planting in the main rice producing region...

Australia production update

21 / 08 / 2018

Australia production update

Market participants in Australia anticipate that 2019 production will decrease from last year as the main rice producing state of New South Wales is experiencing a severe drought ahead of planting...

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...

Philippines production update

15 / 08 / 2018

Philippines production update

Paddy production in the Philippines in Q2 2018 is estimated to have decreased by 1.45% year-on-year to 4.09 million MTS, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority. Harvested area is...

Sri Lanka production update

15 / 08 / 2018

Sri Lanka production update

Sri Lankan 2018 off-season Yala crop paddy production is forecast to increase by 56% from last year’s drought-affected production to 1.42 million MTS (880,000 MTS milled equivalent),...

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...

Brazil production update

10 / 08 / 2018

Brazil production update

According to Brazil’s statistics authority, IBGE, 2018 paddy production decreased by 7.34% year-on-year to 11.54 million MTS. Planted area also decreased to 1.92 million hectares (-5.37%)....

Peru production update

10 / 08 / 2018

Peru production update

According to local reports, Peru’s Minister of Agriculture stated that the country’s paddy planted area should not exceed 400,000ha to avoid overproduction. Planted area was estimated...

India weather and Basmati production update

09 / 08 / 2018

India weather and Basmati production update

India’s Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority has estimated 2018 Kharif crop Basmati planted area at 1.52 million hectares, down by 2.68% year-on-year. Planted...

Panama production update

07 / 08 / 2018

Panama production update

Panama’s 2017 paddy production is estimated at 317,068 MTS, down by 1.59% year-on-year, according to reports. Chiriquí produced the largest volume of paddy at 87,150 MTS, followed by...