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Rice exports hit 3-year high in July

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Thailand exported more rice in July than any month in three years, but the nearly one million tonnes fell short the industry’s peak, the Thai Rice Exporters Association said. 

The country shipped 941,691 tonnes of rice worth 14.4 billion baht, supported by attractive prices. That fell short, however, of the record export of 1.13 million tonnes in August 2011.

Association president Chaoren Laothamatas said exports have trended up since June as the price of Thai rice became compatible to rivals, coupled with clearer policies on the management of the government's stockpile.

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