Spokesman Show Thai exported 4.75 million tons of rice, an increase of more than 53 percent.

A government spokesman said Jan.-Aug. 65, Thailand has exported 4.75 million tons of rice, an increase of 53 percent from a year ago, pushing the outlook for Thai rice exports this year to reach the target of 7.5 million tons.

11 Sep 2022 – Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri, Deputy Secretary-General to the Prime Minister for Political Affairs Acting as a spokesperson for the Prime Minister’s Office Revealed the situation of Thai rice exports and the situation of Thai rice as of Aug. 65 by the National Rice Policy and Management Committee. has reported the volume of Thai rice exports compared to the major exporting countries (Referring to data from the Customs Department and Rice Export License) that in 2022 (Jan.-August), India is the world’s number 1 rice exporter, about 11.23 million tons, followed by Thailand at 4.75 million. Vietnam 4.25 million tons, Pakistan 2.47 million tons and the United States 1.49 million tons, respectively. Compared to the same period of 64 (Jan.-August) in 65, Thailand’s rice export volume increased from 3.10 million tonnes to 4.75 million tonnes, an increase of 53.23% with positive factors from the depreciation of the baht. compared to the US dollar This makes Thai rice prices at a competitive level. With prices similar to those of major competitors such as Vietnam and Myanmar, rice importers are increasingly interested in importing Thai rice. In addition, Thai rice exports to importing countries in the Middle East, especially Iraq. There was also a significant increase compared to the same period last year. In addition, Thai rice exports during the past Due to the conflict between Russia-Ukraine As a result, more Thai rice is imported to replace wheat and corn in the animal feed industry.

Mr Anucha mentioned that Thai rice exports classified by type of rice during Jan.-Jul. 65, Thailand had a total rice export volume of 4.09 million tons, with white rice being the number one exporter of 1.93 million tons, representing 47.19% of total Thai rice exports, followed by Thai jasmine rice 0.98 million tons (23.96%), parboiled rice 0.70 million tons (17.11%), Thai fragrant rice 0.28 million tons (6.85%), glutinous rice 0.16 million tons ( 3.91%) and brown rice 0.03 million tons (0.73%), respectively.

The major rice importing countries ‘white rice’ are Iraq, China, Japan, Philippines, Mozambique, Angola, Malaysia, Cameroon, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, while the ‘Thai Hom Mali rice’ category is the United States, Senegal, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Singapore, Cote D’Ivoire, Yemen. United Arab Emirates, France. As for Thailand’s major rice export markets by region, in 2022 (Jan.-Jul.), the first place is Africa. accounted for 29.83% of the total volume of Thai rice exports. followed by Middle East 26.89%, Asia 23.23%, America 12.96%, Europe 4.40% and Oceania 2.69%, respectively.

Mr. Anucha mentioned the trend of Thai rice export situation that on August 8, the Ministry of Commerce by the Department of Foreign Trade discussed and agreed with the Thai Rice Exporters Association to increase the target of Thai rice exports in 2022 from 7 million tonnes to 7.5 million tonnes if Thai rice exports meet the target This will enable Thailand to be able to export rice by 19.05 percent from the previous year. In the first 7 months of 2022 (Jan.-Jul.), Thailand exported 4.09 million tons of rice, an increase of 53.76 percent. from the same period last year As a result, Thai rice exports in 2022 are likely to meet the set goals. There are supporting factors such as the amount of rainfall and water in the reservoir that are sufficient for cultivation, resulting in high yields. Thai rice prices are competitive. Thai baht per US dollar at a weak level The recovery of the Iraqi market on Thai rice exports As a result, Thailand’s rice exports to Iraq have increased dramatically. average more than 100,000 tons per month, making Iraq the No. 1 rice importer market for Thailand and more rice imports to increase domestic food security.

In addition, the Office of Agricultural Economics Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives Forecasting the situation of Thai rice cultivation in 2025/66, Round 1 has rice cultivation area 62.84 million rai, an increase of 0.02 million rai from the previous year, 60.58 million rai of harvested area, an increase of 0.73 million rai from the previous year and a yield of 26.92 million tons of paddy. increased from the previous year by 0.55 million tons of paddy because there is enough rainfall for cultivation In addition, the price of paddy remained at a good level. Therefore, it is an incentive for farmers to continually cultivate rice. The Thai rice industry has opportunities and factors that will support its growth. Both with the situation of the epidemic of COVID-19 beginning to unravel Increased confidence in the standard of Thai rice In addition, the baht depreciated. As a result, the price of Thai rice can be competitive. and is in greater demand in the market The government will direct all parties to jointly promote the potential of rice production and export of Thailand. To strictly comply with the rules and conditions of production and export. To maintain the quality of Thai rice in the world market always good In addition, the government will continue to accelerate the potential of Thai rice exports,” said Anucha.

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