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Pakistan's Rice Exports
Rice export from Pakistan is expected to exceed US$750 million, the highest ever mark, during the current fiscal year on the back of rising inquiries from the Gulf countries.

Increase in prices of several qualities in the international market has also contributed to the rising exports, industry officials said.

The trend of inquiries from the international market has lifted exporters' hopes who estimate that the exports of Irri-6 alone made an impressive growth by increasing their share by 20 to 25 per cent as compared to 10-15 per cent last year in the total exports. Varieties of Basmati and Irri-6 share account for more than 70 per cent in total exports from the country.

"Another positive factor is the price trend international market, which remained on rise," said Rahim Janoo, an exporter and former chairman of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan.

He said minor increase in prices would return more profit by the end of current fiscal, as the orders of the Basmati varieties are expected to cross over one million tonnes by June 2005.

The country last year exported $653 million rice mostly to Europe, the Gulf States and Far East.

Exporters said that during the current season they managed to book orders of other than the Basmati variety.

"We are making deals at $240 per tonnes," said Mahmood Raza, a miller and exporter from Punjab.

"But our competitors like Myanmar and India are offering the same variety at $190 to $200 per tonne."
MGR Archive 9.3.2005
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