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Ministry confident of 7.5 million tonne rice export
Thailand exported 3.8 million tonnes of rice in the first half of this year and is confident that the 7.5 million tonnes annual target is within reach, despite fierce competition from Vietnam.

According to Deputy Director-General Wichak Visetnoi of the Foreign Trade Department, Thailand exported 3.8 million tonnes of rice for a return of US$1.2 billion between January and June this year.

Premium jasmine rice -- khao hom mali -- accounted for 1.3 million tonnes, or US$497 million of exports during the first half of this year.

The average global export price also rose from US$308 a tonne to US$320. Given the performance so far, the Commerce Ministry is confident that the country's export target this year will be met.

"On concerns raised by many about competition from Vietnam, the Commerce Ministry remains confident that Thai rice is in demand in the global market even in the face of the rise in volume of Vietnamese exports to the world market," he said.

Thailand will continue to secure its position as the leading exporter of premium jasmine rice by staging promotional events abroad and attending trade fairs in other countries to establish recognition of the Thai brand. For instance, the Ministry is planning activities in the United States and China in which jasmine rice can be further promoted.

The ministry also plans to promote Thai jasmine rice through Thai restaurants around the world. In addition, it intends to match buyers such as traders, department stores with jasmine rice producers in the northeastern provinces of Yasothon, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Surin, Roi Et and Buri Ram
MGR Archive 16.7.2006
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