Major buyers have been Benin, Indonesia, the Philippines, China and South Africa with orders still pending from the Philippines.
BANGKOK – Director-General of the Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) Adul Chotinisakorn has reported the value of Jasmine rice has risen significantly to 18,000 baht per ton, and rice exports overall have increased with 9 million tons already sold this year. The Director-General said that from the start of the year to October 19 Thailand […]
Pineapples will be harvested in December and the ministry will help link the domestic market in each region to global counterparts.
CHIANG RAI – The Commerce Ministry will restructure the working system to address low crop prices by connecting Thai farmers with global markets in a bid to boost rural economic growth. The Chiang Rai Provincial commerce office will work with Thai overseas trade centres to provide access to export markets, said Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong. […]
Thailand’s agriculture sector has major problems to deal with right now, as floodwaters destroy large swathes of the country’s farmland. But another recent development will also be hard to swallow for many Thais: Their much touted jasmine rice, the pride of the nation, is no longer considered the tastiest in the world. That’s the […]
Thailand is preparing to stir the pot in the international rice market with its fragrant jasmine rice nurtured by a new policy. But while the new policy pays farmers a great deal more, there are fears that the high prices could make Thai rice uncompetitive. “Thailand will be able to test consumer loyalty once […]
Retail rice prices could jump by 25% or more from next month once the government launches the crop mortgage programme. Somkiat Makcayathorn, president of the Thai Rice Packers Association, said Hom Mali rice prices could rise by 25% or 40-50 baht per five-kilogramme bag. Prices for white rice, meanwhile, are expected to rise by […]