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US market shares slipped on Taiwan Rice market
USDA, July 23, 2004
The U.S. market share for imported rice slipped below 50 percent primarily because temporary conditions. These include the scheduling of medium-grain rice tenders late in the year and the specification for milled glutinous and brown long-grain rice in some early public tenders. Since only 10 percent of the public rice has entered Taiwan, private sector imports have dominated the local trade so far this year.

As rice from the upcoming medium grain public tenders enters Taiwan, U.S. market share is expected to rise sharply. To give a more accurate picture of the Taiwan rice trade, two sets of tables are used in this report: One is based on actual total imports while the other combines the rice public tender contract results with private imports. The import-based tables illustrate what product has entered Taiwan while the contract-based tables more accurately reveal overall market share trends.

As of June 30, private sector imports totaled 34,000 mt on a brown rice basis, resulting in a 67 percent of quota fill rate so far in 2004. Egypt captured a 54.6 percent of the total private imports, followed by Thailand with 41.7 percent, the United States 3.2 percent and Japan, Australia and Italy taking a combined total of 0.5 percent.

According to trade sources, Egyptian rice has been especially popular with importers because it is approximately $100 cheaper per metric ton than U.S. rice and has a kernel size similar to Taiwan medium-short rice. The combination makes the Egyptian rice favored for blending with Taiwan rice -- and very profitable for local millers.

Glutinous rice accounted for 28 percent of total private imports because of the timing of the Dragon Boat Festival. The timing of the June 22 holiday before the first 2004 rice harvest increased imports of glutinous rice beyond normal levels. During most years, imports of glutinous rice are much lower because the Dragon Boat Festival comes after the rice harvest.
MGR Archive 25.7.2004
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