Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:00
Govt optimistic on rice prices but experts not sure of sustainability
THE COMMERCE MINISTER is upbeat that rice prices are on the up trend, citing the large number of foreigners placing orders, but exporters and economists are cautious about its sustainability.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:40
Govt to sell 8m tonnes from rice stocks this year
The government plans to sell 8 million tonnes of white rice inventory within this year, Wiboonlasana Ruamraksa, permanent secretary at the Commerce Ministry, said on Wednesday after a meeting of the National Rice Policy Committee.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:13
Mexico grants Thailand rice quota
Thailand has been granted a quota to export long-grain white rice to Mexico as part of a bid to lower the rice price and meet market demand in the country, according to Commerce minister Apiradi Tantraporn.
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 01:00
Thailand wins bid to export rice to Philippines
THAILAND will supply 100,000 tonnes of 25-per-cent white rice worth US$42.4 million (Bt1.46 billion) as part of the Philippines’ buffer stock import programme this year, after bidding for the second time.
Vietnam also won the bid for 150,000 tonnes
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 00:00
China to buy Thai agri products
China has agreed to place orders for 1.2 million of white rice from Thailand, along with 300,000 tonnes of tapioca and 200,000 tonnes of para rubber, said Commerce Minister Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan.
Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00
SK seeks G2G deal on 1m tonnes of white rice
South Korea has approached Thailand about buying 1 million tonnes of white rice on a government-to-government basis.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 00:00
Govt to continue rice pledging next year despite complaints
Although rice exporters complain vociferously that pledging has damaged trading competitiveness, the government will prolong the policy next year to drive the price of white rice up to the target of US$800 per tonne.