Post maintains its estimates for marketing year 2020/2021 (MY20/21) paddy area and production at 3,265 thousand hectares (THA) and 9.48 million metric tons (MMT). Despite reported droughts and floods in some parts of the country, industry sources expect higher production of the MY21/22 main wet season crop. Post maintains its MY21/22 forecasts of paddy production at 3,310THA and 9.61MMT, higher than the previous year. Weaker exports to the European Union and other major markets were offset by gains in China and Vietnam in the first eight months of MY20/21. Post raised its MY20/21 export estimate to 1.60MMT, which is higher than the USDA official number. Post revised its MY21/22 export forecast to 1.41MMT on a slight increase in official trade and lower cross-border trade.