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India beats Thailand as world’s largest rice exporter

India has emerged as the world’s largest rice exporter in 2012 beating its Asian counterpart Thailand with shipment of 9.75 million tonnes, according to USDA’s latest report.

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India has emerged as the world’s largest rice exporter in 2012 beating its Asian counterpart Thailand with shipment of 9.75 million tonnes, according to USDA’s latest report.

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Thailand was the top rice exporter with exports of 10.65 million tonnes in 2011.

However, its volume slipped to 6.5 million tonnes in 2012.“On the export side, India’s exports were raised 1.75 million tonnes to a record 9.75 million tonnes based on a record pace of shipments to date and larger supplies.

This makes India the largest rice exporter in 2012, a first for India,” the USDA report said.India is followed by Vietnam, which shipped 7 million tonnes of rice, Thailand 6.5 million tonnes, Pakistan 3.75 million tonnes and the US 3.5 million tonnes, it added.

via India topples Thailand as world’s largest rice exporter: USDA – Livemint.

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