Principal rice importing countries worldwide in 2016/2017 (in 1,000 metric tons)

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Import in thousand metric tons
China 5,000
Unaccounted 2,871
Nigeria 1,900
European Union 1,850
Saudi Arabia 1,550
Philippines 1,400
Cote d'Ivoire 1,350
Iran 1,050
Indonesia 1,000
Iraq 1,000

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This statistic shows the principal rice importing countries worldwide in 2016/2017, measured in 1,000 metric tons. As of February 2017, rice import to China is projected to amount to about 1.9 million metric tons in 2016/17. The total production of milled rice worldwide amounted to about 481.1 million metric tons that year.
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February 2017
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Forecast as of February 2017.
Trade year 2016/17 is calendar year 2017.

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