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China Imports Indian Broken Rice

  • IASbaba
  • June 15, 2022
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In News: China takes over as biggest importer of Indian broken rice

  • China emerged as the top buyer of Indian rice during the pandemic, with the import of 7.7 per cent — of India’s total rice export in financial year 2021-22
  • The analysis shows that out of China’s total rice import from India of 16.34 LMT, nearly 97 per cent was broken rice, which has seen a spike in demand from that country.
  • Thus making China the top buyer of Indian broken rice, which was earlier, exported mostly to African countries.

Rice exports of India

  • In 2021-22, India’s total rice exports — both basmati and non-basmati — was 212.10 LMT, which is 19.30 per cent higher than 177.79 LMT exported in 2020-21
  • Of India’s total rice export in 2021-22, basmati rice accounted for 39.48 LMT, which was 14.73 per cent lower than 46.30 LMT exported in 2020-21.
  • Non-basmati rice accounts for the lion’s share in the basket of Indian rice exports.
  • During 2021-22, export of rice other than basmati was 172.62 LMT, which was 31.27 per cent higher than 131.49 LMT in 2020-21.

Reasons for import by China

  • The reason for this increase in export of broken rice to China is the higher demand of rice for making noodles and wine in that country.

Source: Indian Express

Previous Year Questions

Q.1) Among the following, which one is the largest exporter of rice in the world in the last five years? (2019)

  1. China
  2. India
  3. Myanmar
  4. Vietnam

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