Overview This page contains the latest trade data of Rice. In 2020, Rice were the world's 134th most traded product, with a total trade of $26.8B. Between 2019 and 2020 the exports of Rice N/A by N/A, from $25.3B to $26.8B. Trade in Rice represent 0.16% of total world trade.

Rice are a part of Cereals.

Exports In 2020 the top exporters of Rice  were India ($8.21B), Thailand ($3.88B), Vietnam ($2.74B), Pakistan ($2.14B), and United States ($1.92B).

Imports In 2020 the top importers of Rice were China ($1.72B), Saudi Arabia ($1.37B), United States ($1.22B), Philippines ($1.21B), and Iran ($885M).

Tariffs In 2018 the average tariff for Rice was 10.3%, making it the 399th lowest tariff using the HS4 product classification.

Ranking Rice ranks 1001st in the Product Complexity Index (PCI).


The following visualization shows the latest trends on Rice. Countries are shown based on data availability.

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* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Exporters and Importers

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Trade By Country

Top Origin (2020): India, $8.21B

Top Destination (2020): China, $1.72B

Rice are the world's 134th most traded product.

In 2020, the top exporters of Rice were India ($8.21B), Thailand ($3.88B), Vietnam ($2.74B), Pakistan ($2.14B), and United States ($1.92B).

In 2020, the top importers of Rice were China ($1.72B), Saudi Arabia ($1.37B), United States ($1.22B), Philippines ($1.21B), and Iran ($885M).

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Market Dynamics

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Trade by country


Top Destination Growth (2019 - 2020): China, $276M

Between 2019 and 2020, the fastest growing importers of Rice were China ($276M), United States ($207M), Niger ($205M), Brazil ($148M), and Malaysia ($140M).

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Market Concentration

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Cumulative market share


This chart shows the evolution of the market concentration of exports of Rice.

In 2020,  market concentration measured using Shannon Entropy, was 3.68. This means that most of the exports of Rice are explained by 12 countries.

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This map shows which countries export or import more of Rice. Each country is colored based on the difference in exports and imports of Rice during 2020.


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In 2020, the world most traded Rice, disaggragated by their HS6 level were Rice, semi-milled or wholly milled ($21.1B), Rice, broken ($2.32B), Rice, husked (brown) ($2.13B), and Rice in the husk (paddy or... ($1.27B)

Country Comparison

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This visualization shows the countries that have an important ratio of their trade related to Rice.
It is possible to select the main countries that export or import Rice in the world, or by continent, as well as select the measure of interest.

Product Complexity

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Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk and the strategic value of a product's potential export opportunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth potential, lower income inequality, and lower emissions.