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India’s rice exports drop 12% in Jan on weak demand

A worker spreads rice for drying at a rice mill on the outskirts of Kolkata, January 31, 2019. Picture taken January 31, 2019…. Rupak De Chowdhuri March 03, 2020 02:52pm IST

MUMBAI – India’s rice exports fell 12% in January from a year earlier due to weak demand for non-basmati rice from African and Asian countries, government data showed on Tuesday.



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India is the world’s biggest exporter of rice.

Rice exports totalled 908,492 tonnes in January, down from 1.03 million tonnes a year earlier, according to data compiled by the ministry of commerce and industry.

Non-basmati rice exports dropped 14% from a year earlier to 452,519 tonnes, while basmati rice exports fell 10% to 455,973 tonnes, the data showed.


March 3, 2020

Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Susan FentonOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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