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.

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Venezuela: Grain and Feed Update

Grain and feed news is positive this year in Venezuela. The forecast for winter crops is favorable due to sufficient rainfall resulting in above average yields for corn and rice.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Thailand: Rice Price - Weekly

Export prices of white and parboiled rice remained unchanged as the weakening of the Thai baht offset higher domestic prices for Thai rice.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Brazil: Grain and Feed Update

Post forecasts 2021/22 corn harvest at a record 118 million metric tons (MMT), up nearly 40 percent on the disappointing 2020/21 harvest estimated at 85 MMT.

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