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Thailand set to reclaim top spot in rice sales

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Rice shipments from Thailand are poised to surge 15 per cent this year to help the country win back the top-exporter slot. 

Government sales are accelerating from its record stockpiles, an industry group said Wednesday.

Exports may climb to 8 million metric tonnes this calendar year, assuming sales of 1.5 million tonnes from state inventories, from 6.95 million tonnes in 2012, said the Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA).

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