India overtakes Thailand as World’s largest Rice exporter

India has overtaken Thailand as the world’s largest rice exporter in the year 2015 by shipping (exporting) 10.23 million tonnes of rice.

It was announced by the Bangkok based Thai Rice Exporters Association Chairman Charoen Laodhammatas.

Key facts

  • Thailand: The south-east Asian country ranked second on the list of the world’s largest rice exporting countries.
  • It has exported 9.8 million tonnes of rice to the world market in year 2015 compared to 10.9 million tonnes in year 2014.
  • Vietnam: It was ranked third largest rice exporter with 6.4 million tonnes.
  • China: It has remained the number one importer country of rice in the year 2015.

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