China takes over as biggest importer of Indian broken rice:

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China takes over as biggest importer of Indian broken rice:

China emerged as the top buyer of Indian rice during the pandemic, with the neighboring country importing 7.7 percent of India’s total rice export in financial year 2021-22.

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Data Analysis:

  • Total Rice Export by India-
    • In 2021-22, India’s total rice exports both basmati and non-basmati was 212.10 LMT, which is 19.30 per cent higher than 177.79 LMT exported in 2020-21.
    • Of India’s total rice export in 2021-22, basmati rice accounted for 39.48 LMT, which was 14.73 per cent lower than 46.30 LMT exported in 2020-21.
    • Non-basmati rice accounts for the lion’s share in the basket of Indian rice exports. During 2021-22, export of rice other than basmati was 172.62 LMT, which was 31.27 per cent higher than 131.49 LMT in 2020-21.

Total Rice Export to china-

  • Out of China’s total rice import from India of 16.34 LMT, nearly 97 percent, or 15.76 LMT, was broken rice, due to demand spikes in the country.
  • China is now the top buyer of Indian broken rice (earlier exported mostly to African countries).
  • Rice export to China jumped by 392.20 per cent: from 3.31 LMT to 16.34 LMT.

Broken Rice Export by India-

  • During 2021-22, exported 38.64 LMT of broken rice to 83 countries
  • Maximum 15.76 LMT was procured by China 476.40-per cent up from 2.73 LMT in 2020-21.

Reasons for High Demand-

  • higher demand for rice for making noodles and wine in that country.
  • rising prices of corn.
  • prices of food items have registered an increase globally in recent months, particularly after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Prelims Takeaway

  • India’s Rice Export Data
  • Rice crop and its type