Thailand will still be top rice exporter
- Published: 22 May 2012 at 11.13
- Online news:
Thailand would be able to maintain its position as the world’s largest rice exporter this year, permanent secretary for commerce Yanyong Puangraj said on Tuesday.
Thailand exported 2.6 million tonnes of rice, worth 53.67 billion baht, from Jan 1 to May 17 and became the world's largest exporter.
The US took second place, exporting two million tones of rice and Vietnam third place with its 1.6 million tonnes of rice exported during the same period, said Mr Yanyong.
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