Principal rice exporting countries worldwide 2018/2019

India had the highest export volume of rice worldwide, at 9.8 million metric tons as of 2018/2019. Thailand was the second largest rice exporter, with about 7.56 million metric tons of rice worldwide in that year.

Global rice supply

In the last few years, the global rice supply amounted to over 700 million metric tons of milled equivalent each year. The production of milled rice was projected to increase to over 496 million metric tons worldwide in 2020. Among the many varieties of rice, Pak Basmati rice had the highest export price and India 25% rice the lowest average export price per ton in 2019.

Global rice consumption

Between 2008 and 2019, global rice consumption increased by over 50 million metric tons, from 437 million metric tons to around 490 million metric tons. In 2018/2019, the top three countries for rice consumption were China, India, and Indonesia. That year, nearly 143.8 million metric tons of rice was consumed in China.

Principal rice exporting countries worldwide in 2018/2019

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018/2019

Supplementary notes

Trade year from January to December.

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