Thai jasmine rice exports up 1.57% from last year

Thai jasmine rice exports in the first 11 months of 2020 grew 1.57 per cent from a year earlier, the Commerce Ministry revealed on Wednesday.Jasmine rice exported from January to November totalled 1.29 million tonnes, or $1.312 billion in value, said the Department of Foreign Trade.

The export rate remained stable despite its high price and the Covid-19 crisis, especially in the four major markets of the United States, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong.Jasmine rice exports to these markets rose by 10.46 per cent in quantity and 4.69 per cent in value during the first 11 months.The Thai rice market in Canada also grew, reaching over 100,000 tonnes for the first time this year.