India remains top rice exporter to Dubai

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India remained the largest rice exporter to Dubai, supplying the emirate with more than Dhone billion worth of rice in the first five months of 2011, nearly 66 per cent of Dubai’s total rice imports, official figures have shown. Iran maintained its position as the top market for Dubai’s re-exports, including rice, while the United…


Rice exports face challenges from foreigners in Cambodia

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Vietnamese rice exporters will face tough competition from foreign countries looking to exploit advantages that Cambodia presents as a beneficiary of the the EBA (Everything But Arms) initiative, says an Econet report. Under the EBA, Cambodia, as a least-developed-country, enjoys zero tariffs and no quotas for exporting its farm produce, especially rice, to the EU.…


Vietnam ships more rice as global demand grows

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Vietnam shipped 4.61 million tons of rice during the first seven months. Vietnam’s rice exports rose 26 percent year-on-year in the first seven months as importers looked for new suppliers in anticipation that Thailand will raise its prices, industry insiders say. According to the Vietnam Food Association, the country shipped 4.61 million tons of rice…


Country to keep 3.8 million hectares of rice cultivation land

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The Hanoitimes – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam has submitted a plan to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung which aims to encourage agricultural development nationwide until 2020, with a vision to 2030. Under the scheme, the area of agricultural land will be 26.7 million hectares until 2020 while the land used…


VN likely to have bumper rice crop

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VGP – This year’s rice yield is expected to reach over 41 million tons, up 2.6% against 2010, said Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). This was said to be attributed to expanded application of scientific and technological advances, high-yield varieties as well as “supportive” weather conditions. Winter-spring rice productivity is estimated at 63.47…


Rice exports climb to record heights

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HCM CITY — Viet Nam’s rice exports in the first seven months rose to a record high of nearly 4.62 million tonnes and fetched US$2.18 billion, the Viet Nam Food Association reported. It represented an increase of 16.72 per cent in volume and 26.07 per cent in value, Huynh Minh Hue, VFA’s general secretary told…


Ministry licenses 44 rice exporters nationwide

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Up to 44 food traders will be able to engage in rice export under new standards applicable from October 1, comprising 29 enterprises having been licensed and 15 others pending the stamp of approval from authorities. Phan Van Chinh, head of the Import-Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, told an online meeting…


Thai rice dealers warn against gov’t price hike

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HCM CITY — Thai rice exporters are looking for alternative sources of supply in Viet Nam and Cambodia in case the new government makes prices too high for export. The Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA) has been crying foul about the newly-elected Pheu Thai’s announced policy to allow farmers to mortgage their entire harvest for…


China early season rice output hits 32.76 million tons

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BEIJING (Commodity Online) : World’s largest Rice producer China said its annual output of early-season rice hit 32.76 million tons this year. In a statement issued here country’s National Bureau of Statistics said the early-season rice, which is harvested every July after a 90-to-120-day maturity period and is mainly planted for reserves and industrial use,…


‘Rice Dubai 2011′ sees Dubai as thriving re-export market

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DUBAI — The Founding Committee of Rice Dubai 2011 is led by a businessman in Dubai, Dr Faisal Ali Mousa who will lead a core delegation to Cambodia in the first week of September to explore the possibilities of the Royal Government of Cambodia entering the export market to impact positively the rice export market…


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