India imports rice from other countries

The world's largest rice exporters

Due to the corona, Vietnam and Thailand severely restricted their export of rice due to increased domestic demand and for crisis prevention, which caused rice prices to rise sharply in the first half of 2020.

India exported the most rice in terms of value in 2019 and was the world's largest producer of this staple food after China. With a concentrated 29.4% share in global export trade, India clearly outstrips Thailand and Pakistan with its globally popular basmati rice. Overall, a dominant position of the region of South and Southeast Asia in the rice trade is clearly recognizable. Worldwide exports in 2019 amounted to a total of 20.6 billion euros. This leads directly to the TOP 10 overview!

The historical one The triumphant advance of rice

Archaeological finds suggest that the rice was first grown and consumed in China. A study confirms that this happened more than 8,200 years ago. From China, rice continued its triumphal march to Southeast Asia and India - where rice has an outstanding position in nutrition to this day, as well as in China, Africa and the Middle East. For more than half of the world's population, rice is the number one staple food today.

The most avid rice eatersNations

In 2013, the Bangladeshis had the world's greatest appetite for rice. With an average consumption of 172 kg per person per year, they consumed more than any other country.

1. Bangladesh: 172 kg / per person per year
2. Laos: 162 kg
3. Cambodia: 161.5 kg

The biggest rice importers

In 2019, Iran was the country that imported the most rice by value, ahead of Saudi Arabia and China, which is an expression of the high rice consumption in the Middle East and Iran with only low production volumes.

1. Iran: € 1,456 million
2. Saudi Arabia: € 1,264 million
3. China: € 1,120 million

The largest rice growing countries

In the 2018 calendar year, the Middle Kingdom was by far the largest rice-growing country in the world in terms of the harvest volume, which amounted to an enormous 212.13 million tons in 2018. India and Indonesia follow in second and third place.

1. China: 212.13 million tons
2. India: 172.58 million tons
3. Indonesia: 83.04 million t

2019

The largest rice exporters in terms of export value

country Exports (in € million) World market share
1 India 6075 29,4 %
2 Thailand 3758 18,2 %
3 Pakistan 2034 9,9 %
4 United States 1677 8,1 %
5 Vietnam 1590 7,7 %
6 China 946 4,6 %
7 Myanmar 592 2,9 %
8 Italy 548 2,6 %
9 Cambodia 376 2,0 %
10 Uruguay 336 1,7 %

2018

The largest rice exporters in terms of export value

country Exports (in € million) World market share
1 India 6265 28,2 %
2 Thailand 4717 21,3 %
3 Vietnam 2224 10,0 %
4 Pakistan 1695 7,6 %
5 United States 1432 6,5 %
6 Myanmar 781 3,5 %
7 China 571 2,6 %
8 Italy 520 2,3 %
9 Brazil 396 1,8 %
10 Uruguay 339 1,5 %

Swell:
International Trade Center(ITC) - export.
International Trade Center (ITC) - import.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN - Per capita consumption.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN - Production Quantities.
Alnatura - details of rice.

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