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Rice - statistics & facts

Rice is the world’s second most important cereal crop following only corn. Nearly 496 million metric tons of milled rice were produced in the last harvesting year worldwide. Traditionally, countries in Asia have the largest share in world rice production. According to the most recent official data, with a production volume of over 209 million metric tons in 2019, China was the world’s leading paddy rice producer, followed by India and Indonesia.

U.S. market

The United States was also ranked among the leading global rice producers in that year. The nation's rice production value amounted to over three billion U.S. dollars in 2020. Leading U.S. states in rice production were Arkansas, California, and Louisiana. The United States was also ranked among the leading five rice exporters worldwide, primarily shipping this commodity to Mexico, Japan and Haiti.

Global trade

The major rice exporting nations includ India, Thailand, and Vietnam. India had the highest export volume of rice worldwide, at 15.5 million metric tons as of 2020/2021. Vietnam was the second largest rice exporter, with about 6.4 million metric tons of rice worldwide in that year. The largest rice importers were the Philippines and China. According to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, in 2019, one metric ton of U.S. California Medium Grain rice had an average export price of 850 U.S. dollars.

Rice consumption

Total global consumption of milled rice amounted to approximately 496 million metric tons in 2019/2020. China consumed around 149 million metric tons of milled rice per year, and was by far the world’s leading rice consumer in that year. Following China, India is ranked second with 106.5 million metric tons of rice consumption in the same period.

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Rice - statistics & facts

Rice is the world’s second most important cereal crop following only corn. Nearly 496 million metric tons of milled rice were produced in the last harvesting year worldwide. Traditionally, countries in Asia have the largest share in world rice production. According to the most recent official data, with a production volume of over 209 million metric tons in 2019, China was the world’s leading paddy rice producer, followed by India and Indonesia.

U.S. market

The United States was also ranked among the leading global rice producers in that year. The nation's rice production value amounted to over three billion U.S. dollars in 2020. Leading U.S. states in rice production were Arkansas, California, and Louisiana. The United States was also ranked among the leading five rice exporters worldwide, primarily shipping this commodity to Mexico, Japan and Haiti.

Global trade

The major rice exporting nations includ India, Thailand, and Vietnam. India had the highest export volume of rice worldwide, at 15.5 million metric tons as of 2020/2021. Vietnam was the second largest rice exporter, with about 6.4 million metric tons of rice worldwide in that year. The largest rice importers were the Philippines and China. According to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, in 2019, one metric ton of U.S. California Medium Grain rice had an average export price of 850 U.S. dollars.

Rice consumption

Total global consumption of milled rice amounted to approximately 496 million metric tons in 2019/2020. China consumed around 149 million metric tons of milled rice per year, and was by far the world’s leading rice consumer in that year. Following China, India is ranked second with 106.5 million metric tons of rice consumption in the same period.

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