Thailand predicts rice prices to rise until mid-year World

Thailand predicts rice prices to rise until mid-year

Rice prices will rise until the middle of the year as consumers around the world are beefing up their stockpiles, while China will not increase their exports for food security to deal with the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), the Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA) forecast.
Strong baht poses challenges to Thai rice farmers World

Strong baht poses challenges to Thai rice farmers

Thailand’s rice sector is enduring one of its most difficult periods as a strong baht has made its exports uncompetitive, said Chookiat Ophaswongse, Honorary President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA).​
Droughts hit Thailand’s rice sector ASEAN

Droughts hit Thailand’s rice sector

This is a tough year for Thailand’s rice sector due to prolonged droughts in the northeast and strong baht (THB), said Honorary President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association Chookiat Ophaswongse.
Thailand: rice bill expected to be approved World

Thailand: rice bill expected to be approved

A committee considering the draft rice law of Thailand had showed optimism that a revised version of the bill will satisfy all relevant parties when it was put into the second debate at the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on February 26.
Thailand meets rice export target World

Thailand meets rice export target

Thailand reached its rice export target by shipping 11.13 million tonnes worth 5.62 billion USD abroad in 2018, according to the country’s Ministry of Commerce.
China to import Thai rice under MoU World

China to import Thai rice under MoU

A major rice importer in China has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Thailand to buy at least 10,000 tonnes of Kor Khor 43 rice.
Thailand raises 2018 rice export target to 10 million tonnes World

Thailand raises 2018 rice export target to 10 million tonnes

The Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA) has revised its 2018 rice export target to 10 million tonnes from the previous forecast of 9.5 million tonnes, after exports of the grain for the first four months of this year performed better than expected.
Thailand’s economy forecast to grow 4 percent in Q2 World

Thailand’s economy forecast to grow 4 percent in Q2

Thailand’s economy is expected to expand 4 percent in the second quarter of 2018 driven by personal consumption, public spending and increasing exports, said the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) under the Ministry of Finance.