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India among the world's biggest exporters of rice

Last updated on: November 1, 2012 08:06 IST

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While India is a major exporter of rice, but where does it rank among global players? Let's take a look at some of the biggest rice exporting countries, according to a report released by the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Image: A farmer throws fertiliser on a rice paddy field in La Duong village, outside Hanoi, Vietnam.
Photographs: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters

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India

Total exports (2011): 4.8 million tonnes

Total exports (2012): 9.8 million tonnes

Total exports (2013): 6.7 million tonnes

Global rank: 1

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Image: Workers lift a sack of rice to load on to a truck at a wholesale grain market in Chandigarh.
Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters
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Thailand

Total exports (2011): 11 million tonnes

Total exports (2012): 6.6 million tonnes

Total exports (2013): 8 million tonnes

Global rank: 2

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Image: A farmer works near a flock of birds at his rice field in Ayutthaya province, Thailand.
Photographs: Sukree Sukplang/Reuters
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Vietnam

Total exports (2011): 6.9 million tonnes

Total exports (2012): 6.9 million tonnes

Total exports (2013): 6.9 million tonnes

Global rank: 3

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Image: A farmer walks on a rice paddy field where rice sprouts are covered by plastic to avoid cold weather and strong winds in Di Nau village, outside Hanoi, in Vietnam.
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Pakistan

Total exports (2011): 3.5 million tonnes

Total exports (2012): 3.8 million tonnes

Total exports (2013): 4 million tonnes

Global rank: 4

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Image: A labourer unloads sacks of rice at a shop in Karachi.
Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters
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The United States

Total exports (2011): 3.4 million tonnes

Total exports (2012): 3.6 million tonnes

Total exports (2013): 3.5 million tonnes

Global rank: 5


Image: A pivot-irrigation system in Mill Creek, Indiana, United States.
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