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Rice Exports by Country 2024

The world produces a staggering 480 million metric tons of rice annually, making it a staple food for half of the global population. The dynamics of rice production and export are diverse, with several countries playing key roles in the international market.

India stands as the top rice exporter, producing 20.5 million tonnes annually and accounting for 40% of global rice exports. Vietnam has recently ascended to the position of the second-largest rice exporter, delivering 5.9 tonnes each year to 160 countries.

Thailand, once the leading rice exporter, now exports 7.69 tonnes annually. Its rice reaches various destinations including Iraq, South Africa, China, the United States, and Indonesia. Pakistan, the third-largest exporter and the tenth-largest producer, exports 3.6 million tonnes, comprising 8% of the world's rice exports.

The United States, the leading rice exporter outside Asia, ships 2.1 million tonnes globally, representing 5% of the world's rice exports. Major recipients include Mexico, Haiti, Japan, Canada, and South Korea.

South Korea's annual rice exports amount to $18.8 million, primarily to Yemen, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Laos. Cote d'Ivoire, ranking sixth globally, exports mainly to the Netherlands, the United States, Vietnam, Switzerland, and Malaysia.

Myanmar contributes over 2 million metric tons to the global rice market annually, with China, the Philippines, and Belgium being its largest buyers. Puerto Rico, a significant producer and exporter within the United States, is known for consuming the most long-grain rice in the world.

The rice exporting industry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been declining, with exports totaling $1.7 million in 2021. Ghana, on the other hand, exports rice worth $216k annually while importing $552 million. The main destinations for Ghanaian rice include the US, United Kingdom, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Ireland, and France. This global perspective on rice production and export underscores the crop's vital role in feeding the world's population and shaping international trade.

- Data is given in thousands USD and rounded to the nearest whole thousand USD. For example, the United States' value of 37,302,130 is written 37,302.
- World Bank data excluded precise export quantities for the United Kingdom and Bahamas. Those omissions have been preserved.

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Country
Quantity (kg)
Trade Value
China3.5B$1.30 Bn
Senegal1.3B$459.74 Mn
Burkina Faso567.2M$108.55 Mn
Belgium408.2M$186.36 Mn
Ivory Coast339.1M$166.74 Mn
Indonesia329M$147.39 Mn
Zimbabwe222M$145.93 Mn
Ethiopia195.8M$81.66 Mn
France130.9M$79.10 Mn
Timor Leste91.5M$39.21 Mn
Netherlands79.4M$39.64 Mn
United States75.7M$37.30 Mn
Togo74.9M$12.25 Mn
DR Congo72.7M$17.95 Mn
Germany61M$33.06 Mn
Spain58.4M$29.42 Mn
Philippines57.5M$32.79 Mn
Benin47.9M$19.92 Mn
Italy41.6M$26.59 Mn
Brazil38.4M$11.81 Mn
Malaysia36.5M$11.73 Mn
Czech Republic35.9M$18.67 Mn
Poland34.9M$17.63 Mn
Canada33.5M$19.05 Mn
Nepal33.2M$8.28 Mn
Chile32.4M$13.57 Mn
Mauritania32.1M$19.80 Mn
Angola28.8M$19.18 Mn
Mauritius28.4M$14.75 Mn
Madagascar26.2M$11.62 Mn
Zambia19.7M$8.06 Mn
El Salvador17.2M$7.44 Mn
Australia15.5M$9.99 Mn
South Korea15M$6.62 Mn
Rwanda14.2M$7.33 Mn
Niger13.6M$10.41 Mn
Nicaragua12.7M$4.34 Mn
Portugal12.4M$6.34 Mn
Switzerland12.4M$5.71 Mn
Singapore11.9M$5.13 Mn
Jamaica9.3M$6.33 Mn
Ukraine8.6M$3.92 Mn
Guatemala8.3M$4.36 Mn
South Africa8.1M$6.92 Mn
Japan7.8M$6.45 Mn
Ireland7.7M$4.11 Mn
Hong Kong7.4M$3.15 Mn
Lesotho5.5M$3.62 Mn
Trinidad and Tobago5.1M$3.44 Mn
Botswana4.8M$4.70 Mn
Namibia4.5M$6.73 Mn
Kenya4.4M$2.13 Mn
Lithuania4.2M$2.21 Mn
United Arab Emirates3.8M$2.01 Mn
Bulgaria3.4M$1.77 Mn
Malawi3.1M$47,250
Serbia3.1M$1.97 Mn
Sweden2.8M$1.86 Mn
Romania2.2M$1.37 Mn
Norway2.2M$1.22 Mn
Hungary2.1M$1.15 Mn
Austria2M$1.65 Mn
New Zealand1.6M$1.45 Mn
Armenia1.5M$622,370
Tajikistan1.5M$549,780
Denmark1.3M$702,230
Macau1.2M$708,780
Central African Republic1.2M$678,930
Kyrgyzstan1.2M$501,500
Mozambique1M$982,000
Finland1M$894,100
Thailand953.3K$148,140
Moldova640.3K$382,780
Paraguay596K$294,770
Grenada441.9K$282,540
Bahrain438.5K$211,990
Turkey360.7K$86,030
Ecuador360K$125,950
Cambodia338K$108,280
Latvia329.7K$330,520
Malta268.2K$184,430
Israel230.8K$126,000
Barbados190K$154,240
Slovakia181.8K$120,340
Morocco180.8K$100,560
Bermuda172.9K$464,780
Estonia148.5K$102,630
Azerbaijan140.6K$60,050
Tanzania139.8K$20,960
Aruba136.1K$227,670
Luxembourg116.8K$190,870
Brunei99.5K$319,570
Georgia92K$40,380
Qatar90.5K$57,140
Fiji87.4K$55,570
Greece64.1K$79,560
India51K$30,000
Cyprus50.1K$35,420
Lebanon50K$34,730
Burundi36.1K$22,030
Montenegro22.2K$15,850
Iceland19.9K$26,910
Costa Rica19.6K$29,470
Antigua and Barbuda18.5K$42,370
Slovenia5.9K$9,860
North Macedonia2.7K$1,440
Dominican Republic1.3K$6,260
Cape Verde1K$580
Kazakhstan928$2,280
Maldives633$1,620
Uzbekistan500$530
Belize106$460
French Polynesia50$60
Guyana38$30
Sao Tome and Principe36$1,320
Sri Lanka35$120
Andorra9$40
Montserrat6$30
Myanmar1$10
United KingdomNaN$43.80 Mn
BahamasNaN$4.28 Mn
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In 2022/2023, 2.15 million metric tons of rice left India for export to other countries.

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