India is one of the largest exporters of rice in the world

To assist down rice prices and ensure availability in India, India banned the export of non-basmati white rice, which includes types popular among South Indian people. ¹. The prohibition has sparked concerns that it may destabilize rice supply in some parts of the world and has apparently pushed some US shoppers into a shopping frenzy 1. The Philippines, Malaysia, and Vietnam in Southeast Asia, and Nigeria, Ivory Coast, and Senegal in West Africa, are the countries most reliant on Indian rice 1. The prohibited goods account for approximately 15% of worldwide rice commerce 1. The United States, the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and the United Kingdom have expressed worry over the ban’s impact on the global food market 6. India is facing questions about its export ban on non-basmati rice, wheat, and broken rice.

India: 10.8 billion US dollars (36.8% of total rice exports).
Thailand received $4 billion (13.5%) of the total.
Vietnam received $2.5 billion (8.6%).
Pakistan received $2.4 billion (8%)
The United States contributed $1.7 billion (5.8%).
$1 billion (3.5%) from China
Italy received $804.7 million (2.7%)
Myanmar received $786.8 million (2.7%)
Brazil received $657.5 million (2.2%)
Belgium received $515.6 million (1.8%)
Uruguay received $498 million (1.7%)
Cambodia received $416 million (1.4%)
$385 million (1.3%) in the Netherlands
$293.4 million (1%) in Paraguay
Spain received $238 million (0.8%)
In terms of value, the above 15 nations accounted for 92% of global rice exports in 2022.

Since 2021, the fastest-growing rice exporters were Paraguay (up 91,003%), Brazil (up 83.1%), Uruguay (up 30.2%), Belgium (up 27%), and Spain (up 25.7%).

Vietnam (down -16.1%) and Thailand (down -16.1%) were two of the leading suppliers to report reductions in exported rice sales.

India: 10.8 billion US dollars (36.8% of total rice exports).
Thailand received $4 billion (13.5%) of the total.
Vietnam received $2.5 billion (8.6%).
Pakistan received $2.4 billion (8%)
The United States contributed $1.7 billion (5.8%).
$1 billion (3.5%) from China
Italy received $804.7 million (2.7%)
Myanmar received $786.8 million (2.7%)
Brazil received $657.5 million (2.2%)
Belgium received $515.6 million (1.8%)
Uruguay received $498 million (1.7%)
Cambodia received $416 million (1.4%)
$385 million (1.3%) in the Netherlands
$293.4 million (1%) in Paraguay
Spain received $238 million (0.8%)
In terms of value, the above 15 nations accounted for 92% of global rice exports in 2022.

Since 2021, the fastest-growing rice exporters were Paraguay (up 91,003%), Brazil (up 83.1%), Uruguay (up 30.2%), Belgium (up 27%), and Spain (up 25.7%).

Vietnam (down -16.1%) and Thailand (down -16.1%) were two of the leading suppliers to report reductions in exported rice sales.

India is one of the largest exporters of rice in the world. In 2020, India exported 17.7 million metric tons of rice, making it the third-largest exporter of rice in the world after Thailand and Vietnam . The following table shows the top 10 countries that imported rice from India in 2020:

RankCountryQuantity (in metric tons)
1Bangladesh3,000,000
2Benin1,400,000
3Nepal1,200,000
4Senegal1,100,000
5Ivory Coast1,000,000
6Philippines900,000
7Malaysia800,000
8South Africa700,000
9Somalia600,000

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