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AMIS Market Monitor

last release: June 2018

International Prices

Average white and parboiled rice export prices were mildly firmer m/m, as strong demand from Asia offset weak buying interest from Africa. The Philippines’ state purchasing agency, the NFA, secured 500 000 tonnes mostly from Thailand and Viet Nam amid efforts to boost stocks, while anticipated sales to Indonesia added support. Values in Pakistan increased on tight supply while prices in India, the leading exporter, were slightly softer amid currency weakness and slow demand from West Africa. In the US, low availability continued to underpin export quotes at well above year ago levels, while sales to Iraq provided support to South American values despite mild harvesting pressure.