Rice is the third most consumed grain that feeds the most countries of the world. According to estimates, it is the staple food for over three billion people and considered most important crop for Asian countries where it is being produced and exported in greater proportion than rest of world. It has always been known as one of the delicious and healthiest grain. Developing countries are largest rice producers as well as exporters and account for more than 80% of world’s rice export, specially Southeast Asian countries dominates the industry because of their diverse varieties and best quality of rice. As it is important staple food that why it is mostly consumed within country where it is produced and less than 8% of production is traded internationally.
Top 10 Largest Exporters In the World
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Sources: United States Department of Agriculture