The Ministry of Industry and Trade reported a great growth in rice export turnover to Africa this year and said that if this momentum was maintained, rice export to that market might considerably recover for the whole year.
The ministry’s Africa and Southwest Asia Market Department is building a rice export project to Africa to help businesses boost exports to this potential market.
Besides medium quality and price rice, the ministry advised exporters to pay attention to fragrant and high quality varieties because the demand for them is also very high in Africa.
Africa is now the world largest rice consumption market with a demand of nine million tons a year. Of these, 6.4-6.5 million tons are imported.