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Vietnam,Thai Prices Steady;Strong Overseas Demand
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BANGKOK (Dow Jones)--Asian physical rice prices were steady at high levels Thursday as global demand continued rising amid limited supply in Thailand and Vietnam, traders said.

In Thailand, strong demand on the local market from exporters who need to fulfill outstanding contracts have been supporting export prices.

"There have been many inquiries in the market, but buyers are waiting for prices to come down," one exporter said.

A second exporter said tight local supply due to recent heavy rains is also providing support.

"We expect prices to soften next month when there's more paddy available to millers," a second exporter said.

Thursday, Thai 100% grade B rice was offered unchanged at $333-$335 a metric ton, FOB Bangkok; 5% broken was offered flat at $324-$325/ton; parboiled 100% sortexed was offered around $330/ton versus $324-$333/ton.

In Vietnam, rice export prices are expected to rise in the coming weeks on higher demand even though the crop harvest will peak in July, traders and industry officials said.

"India does not have much 5% broken rice and Pakistan is also out of the market, so buyers are expected to come to Vietnam for the grain," a trader with a foreign firm in Ho Chi Minh City said.

Vietnam's winter-spring crop harvest provides the biggest volume of 5% broken rice for exports ended in April, while the summer-autumn crop mainly produces lower quality varieties such as 15% and 25% broken rice.

"Prices are going to firm up when this buying demand arrives," the trader added.

Weather and production factors, coupled with a 7% hike in gasoline prices early May, would keep rice prices firm next month despite the upcoming harvest peak, traders said.

Vietnam still has a large stock of rice that it sold to the Philippines earlier this year, but which hasn't been loaded after freight costs to Asian countries nearly doubled to $30 a ton the past two months, traders said.

Meanwhile, five vessels are loading 61,600 tons of rice this week at Saigon Port for Africa and the Philippines. Seven others have left with 94,000 tons for Iran, Africa and the Philippines.

Vietnam's 5% broken rice was offered steady Thursday at $305/ton, FOB Ho Chi Minh City, while its 10% broken grade was offered unchanged at $300/ton.
MGR Archive 10.6.2007
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