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Thai rice prices fall to the lowest level in more than 4 years

Published Nov 15, 2021

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In Thailand, the price of 5% broken rice fell to $377-383/ton, levels not seen since October 2017 and down from $382-384/ton last week. Some traders in Bangkok said that low export volumes for most of 2021 have left a surplus of domestic supply, with new harvests coming later in the year. Meanwhile, rice prices in top exporter India fell for the first time in five weeks.

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This week, the price of Indian 5% broken parboiled rice traded at $359-364/ton, the lowest level since September 30 and down from $364-369/ton in the previous week. Olam Group Vice President India Nitin Gupta said demand is falling as everyone is expecting a new crop in December. In neighboring Bangladesh, farmers say the cost of rice production could increase by as much as 30% due to higher diesel prices. Last week, the country raised diesel and kerosene prices by 23%, resulting in a 27% increase in transportation costs. The price of Vietnam's 5% broken rice was unchanged from last week, trading at 430 - 435 USD/ton. In the domestic market, specifically in An Giang, rice prices on November 13 increased and decreased in opposite directions. IR 50404 rice decreased by 100 VND, to 5,500 - 5,700 VND/kg; OM 5451 rice decreased by 100 VND, down to 5,800 - 6,000 VND/kg. Meanwhile, OM 380 rice increased by 300 VND, to 5,600 - 5,800 VND/kg. The remaining rice varieties continue to remain ...
Source: CafeF
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