U.S. Rice Exports in 2021

Total Export Value
$1.92 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
3 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$1.88 Billion
Compound Average Growth
-0.63% (2012-2021)

In 2020, the value of U.S. rice exports to the world was $1.9 billion, up 1.5 percent from the prior year. The top three markets, accounting for 40 percent of exports, were Japan at $261 million, Mexico at $245 million, and Haiti at $245 million. U.S. exports to Mexico declined as South American suppliers expanded market share in that primarily paddy market. Countries where the United States has free trade agreements remained significant markets, particularly in the Western Hemisphere.

More information from the 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grain, can be found in the Grain: World Markets and Trade report.

Top 10 Markets for Rice in 2021

Market Total Value (USD)
Mexico $306.37 Million
Japan $289.14 Million
Haiti $223.71 Million
Canada $198.92 Million
South Korea $132.16 Million
Saudi Arabia $85.72 Million
Venezuela $80.54 Million
Jordan $64.34 Million
Honduras $53.24 Million
Iraq $45.75 Million
Top 10 Rice Export Markets 2012 - 2021
Annual Rice Exports 2012 - 2021

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Data and Analysis

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Philippines: Grain and Feed Update

FAS Manila revised MY 2022/23 milled rice production downward to 11.975 million MT both because of a 3 percent expected reduction in yields as soaring fertilizer prices result in significantly reduced application and because of the effects of Typhoon Noru (Local name: Karding).
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Pakistan: Grain and Feed Update

Due to the impact of the recent flooding, the 2022/23 rice production forecast is lowered to 8.3 million tons. With a slow-down in exports during July and August, plus the recent flooding causing a pause in export activities, marketing year 2021/22 rice exports are lowered to 4.5 million tons.
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Thailand: Rice Price - Weekly

Export prices decreased 1-2 percent due to the further weakening of the Thai baht.

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