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Paddy rice production worldwide 2017-2018, by country

Paddy rice production worldwide in 2017 and 2018, by country (in million metric tons)*

by M. Shahbandeh, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Paddy rice production worldwide 2017-2018, by country Monitoring the rice market is a critical task considering more than half of the world’s population consume rice on a daily basis. South and East Asia are the two main regions for paddy rice production in the world. China and India are considered as the main producers of paddy rice worldwide. In 2018, China’s paddy rice production amounted to over 208 million metric tons, which amounted to about one third of the total global paddy production. br> Paddy rice production

Paddy or rough rice are the unprocessed rice kernels grown in a flooded or well irrigated field. Paddies require a maintained level of water, around 10 to 15 centimeters, for the growth part and the fields are then dried before harvesting in the sunny season. In the Asia Pacific region, China and India were the leading rice paddy producers, with a significant gap to Indonesia in third place.

Global rice market

Global rice consumption has been increasing in accordance with population growth. China and India being the main consumers of rice. As of February 2019, China and the Philippines were the main importing countries of rice, while India and Thailand were the main exporters.
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Paddy rice production worldwide in 2017 and 2018, by country (in million metric tons)*

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