Thailand’s rice clearance sale poses challenges to Vietnam traders

Thailand’s plan to sell off its rice stockpile within two months has sparked concerns for Vietnamese rice exporters, many of whom have been already hitting bumps.

El Nino leads to global rice shortfall

HA NOI (VNS) — The El Nino weather event that began last year and has continued into early 2016 has negatively impacted agricultural production in several countries.

Thailand plans to cut rice output in 2016-2017 crop

Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand plans to produce about 25 million tonnes of rice in the 2016-2017 crop instead of the normal production output of between 31-32 million tonnes in the last periods, according to the latest report released by the country’s Ministry of Commerce.

Philippines to buy 50,000T of rice to prop up reserves

(VOV) - The Philippines' National Food Authority (NFA) has announced plans to purchase up to 50,000 metric tons of rice from Vietnam and Thailand, according to NFA Director Renan B Dalisay.

Indonesia launches trade, business fair

HA NOI (VNS) — Indonesia plans to import one million tonnes of rice from Viet Nam to meet the country's high demand, according to Indonesian Ambassador to Viet Nam Mayerfas.

Philippines may buy more rice from Vietnam

The Philippines’ National Food Authority (NFA) is expected to import an additional 100,000 tons of 25% broken rice from Vietnam at a price of US$416 per ton.

Thailand regains world’s top rice exporter

Thailand has resumed its position as the world’s No. 1 rice exporter in 2014 with an export volume of over 10 million tonnes.

Cambodia’s rice exports increase slightly in 2014

Cambodia exported 387,061 tonnes of rice in 2014, increasing by 2 percent compared to the amount recorded in 2013, said the One Window Service for Rice Export Formality (SOW-REF).

Thailand to sell stockpiled rice to Africa, Middle East

The Thai Ministry of Commerce is proposing to the Cabinet the selling of stockpiled rice to nations in Africa and the Middle East.

Thailand to sell rice at prices competitive with Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Hai Quan newspaper has quoted foreign sources who say that Thailand will sell both newly harvested and inventoried rice at low prices. This will create challenges for Vietnam, which competes with other rice exporters by offering low prices.

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