World's Top 10 Exporters of Rice
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World’s Top 10 Exporters of Rice

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

Rank Country Milled Basis Exports 2013 (1000 metric ton)
1. India 10,500
2. Vietnam 6,800
3. Thailand 6,700
4. Pakistan 3,500
5. United States 3,271
6. Burma 1,163
7. Cambodia 975
8. Uruguay 900
9. Egypt 850
10. Brazil 830



India emergence as the world’s largest exporter of rice,although country consumes the majority of its production. Basmati varieties are its major exports. In 2011, bountiful harvesting take place when government removed ban on non-basmati shipments and India stole the first position from competitor by doubling its rice export.
Sources: United States Department of Agriculture

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