On June 22, Bangladesh got here up with a notification that permits imports of non-basmati rice until October 31. That is for the primary time that Bangladesh has began importing rice from India so early as there’s a worry that India would possibly put a ban on rice exports. Usually, Bangladesh begins importing rice in September-October. There’s a scarcity of staples in Bangladesh because the Russia-Ukraine battle and India’s ban on wheat exports have prompted the drop in wheat imports, whereas floods have harmed rice cultivation within the nation this 12 months.
“Within the final 5 days, costs of Indian non-basmati rice have risen to $360 per tonne from $350 per tonne within the international markets. This has occurred after the information from Bangladesh got here in,” stated BV Krishna Rao, president of Rice Exporters Affiliation.
Rising wheat costs and declining imports have pushed up flour costs in Bangladesh and put stress on rice. As well as, early floods, storms and heavy rains have hampered rice yields, sparking fears of additional volatility in rice costs.
Suraj Agarwal, chief government officer, Tirupati Agri Commerce, stated “Costs of rice have already gone up by 10 per cent and are nonetheless rising. Bangladesh usually buys rice from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. In these three states, costs have shot up by 20 per cent for the widespread number of rice. The worth rise in these three states have additionally left an impression on costs of rice in different areas the place it has gone up by 10 per cent.”
Bangladesh imported 13.59 lakh tonnes of rice in FY21. Bangladesh’s early shopping for of non-basmati rice will give a contemporary fillip to Indian rice exports. In line with the Directorate Normal of Business Intelligence and Statistics knowledge, India had exported non-basmati rice value USD 6.11 billion in 2021-22 as in comparison with USD 4.8 billion in FY21.
India, the world’s largest rice client after China, has a market share of greater than 40% of the worldwide rice commerce.
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