Rice exports by country totaled US$21.2 billion in 2015 down by an
average -11.8% for exporting countries from 2011 when Overall rice
shipments were valued at $24.1 billion. The value of global rice
exports also dipped by -18.4% from the $26 billion worth of
exported rice in 2014.
Rice importance it is considered the second most produced grain in
the world. It is provides about one fifth of the calories that are
being used by all the human beings living in different parts of the
world. There are numerous varieties of rice and according to a
recent report; there are more than 40,000 different types of rice
from which a minor number is offering to grow commercially. Short
grain, long grain, brown, black, white, basmati, red and jasmine
are its popular varieties.