According to the "Thailand China Daily" report on April 27, at the meeting of the National Rice Policy Management Committee in 2022, the goal of exporting 7 million tons of Thai rice in 2022 was determined, an increase of 14.38% compared with last year. Official data shows that as of the first two months of 2022, the total tonnage of Thai rice exported is 1.1 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 29.41%.
Vietnam's "Youth Daily" reported on May 6 that on May 5, the Export Promotion Bureau of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam held the 12th export consultation meeting in An Giang province. At the meeting, commercial counselors from ASEAN countries said that there is a great demand for Vietnamese high-quality rice in this region, which is an opportunity for Vietnamese rice exports.
In its supply and demand report in April, the US Department of agriculture raised China's rice import forecast for 2021 / 22 to 5.2 million tons, up 500,000 tons from the previous month, which will be the highest level since 2018 / 19, mainly due to China's increased demand for broken rice from India. From July 2021 to February 2022, China's rice imports reached 3.5 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 36%.
Vietnam's "Customs Online" reported on April 14 that statistics from the Vietnam Food Association (VFA) showed that Vietnam exported 531,400 tons of rice in March, worth US$263 million. From January to March, a total of 1.503 million tons of rice were exported, valued at US$731 million, with a year-on-year increase of 26.34% and 12.91% in volume and value respectively.
Sri Lanka's "Ceylon Today", "Morning News" and other media reported that on the 12th, 11,000 tons of rice from India arrived in Colombo. This is the second batch of 40,000 tonnes of rice imported using a $1 billion credit line provided by India. So far, India has provided Sri Lanka with 16,000 tons of rice through the credit.
In Bajiao mountain, Gaozhou City, Maoming, Guangdong, 3000 mu unmanned farm demonstration base is empty. Only a few machines are busy in the rice field.
The driverless rice direct seeding machine leaves water storage ditches where it travels. Then it sows the rice seeds accurately. It is understood that this technology can increase production by more than 10% per mu compared with manual sowing.