World Rice Trade

i) Major Rice Exporting Countries: The global trade in rice comprises of around 10% of global production. The statistics about major exporting countries during the last three years, including projected export for 2022-23, and their volume of trade is depicted in the table below:

Qty- mn MTs

Country2020-212021-222022-23
India21.232122
Thailand6.0677.5
Vietnam6.276.56.4
Pakistan3.924.354.6
United States2.912.652.65
China2.42.252.4
Myanmar1.92.32.1
Cambodia1.851.41.4
Others1.61.421.3
Uruguay0.70.820.85
Paraguay0.640.640.7
Brazil0.780.850.65
Guyana0.40.440.45
European Union0.410.440.42
Argentina0.40.320.32
Australia0.070.250.28
Turkey0.240.230.23
World Total51.8352.8654.25
Source: USDA

ii) Major Rice Importing Countries: During the same period major rice importing countries were as shown in table below:

Qty- mn MTs

Country2020-212021-222022-23
India21.232122
Thailand6.0677.5
Vietnam6.276.56.4
Pakistan3.924.354.6
United States2.912.652.65
China2.42.252.4
Myanmar1.92.32.1
Cambodia1.851.41.4
Others1.61.421.3
Uruguay0.70.820.85
Paraguay0.640.640.7
Brazil0.780.850.65
Guyana0.40.440.45
European Union0.410.440.42
Argentina0.40.320.32
Australia0.070.250.28
Turkey0.240.230.23
World Total51.8352.8654.25
Source: USDA