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Thailand lost its three-decades-old title as the world's top rice exporter last year, falling behind India and Vietnam, industry sources said on Friday. 

At $100 to $200 a tonne more than what other countries charge, Thai rice is not finding as many overseas buyers as it used to.

Vietnam on Thursday announced that its rice exports for 2012 reached 7.6 million tonnes, up 10% year-on-year. India's rice exports last year exceeded 9.5 million tonnes, according to US Department of Agriculture figures.

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