Focus on Thailand

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    Reidy, Susan [Author]

    Publisher World Grain
    Year of publication 2024 April 8

    Medium Digital
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    Economics & commerce > Data & reviews
    Economics & commerce > Feeding the World


    Scope & contentAlthough rice production is holding steady, weather-related challenges are a constant worry for Thailand, which relies heavily on the crop as a food staple and export commodity.

    More than 60% of its agricultural land is allocated for rice farming, which is heavily dependent on water. Farmers typically grow rice twice a year during the wet and dry seasons. Production estimates for 2023-24 call for 19.9 million tonnes of rice, a 5% drop from 2022-23 due to reduced water availability during off-season production, according to the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the US Department of Agriculture.

    Exports in 2022-23 are expected to increase 14% from the previous year to 8.8 million tonnes, largely due to India’s export restrictions, and drop slightly in 2023-24 to 8 million tonnes as exportable rice supplies increase in Vietnam and Cambodia.
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