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Indian export ban sparks surge in global demand for Pakistani rice

KARACHI: The Indian government’s recent decision to impose a ban on the export of non-basmati rice led to a substantial rise in demand for Pakistani rice varieties worldwide, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

According to the details, the Indian government’s recent ban on the export of non-basmati rice has led to a significant surge in the demand for Pakistani rice in the global market, after which Pakistan is projected to witness record-breaking rice exports worth over $3 billion this year.

The chairman of the Rice Exporters Association – Chela Ram Kewlani – stated that the price of basmati rice has surged by $100 per ton, reaching $500 in the international market. With the reputation of Pakistani rice for its superior quality, the price is expected to further escalate to $600 per ton, providing a profitable opportunity for rice exporters.

Prior to the ban, Pakistani non-basmati rice was priced at $450 per ton, but the market conditions have quickly elevated it to $500.

Moreover, as many as 27 Russian companies are set to engage in transactions for non-basmati rice with Pakistani exporters. This potential collaboration holds great promise for enhancing Pakistan’s rice export volumes to new destinations.

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27 Russian companies will purchase non-basmati rice from Pakistan, Chela Ram
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Published Date: August 1, 2023

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