In 2019, the value of U.S. rice exports to the world reached $1.9 billion, up 11 percent from the prior year. The top three markets, accounting for 41 percent of exports, were Japan, Mexico, and Haiti at $275 million, $275 million, and $207 million, respectively. Mexico accounted for 23 percent by volume, primarily a paddy (rough) rice market. Free trade agreement regions remained significant markets, particularly in the Western Hemisphere.

More information from the 2019 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grain, can be found in the Grain: World Markets and Trade report.

Data & Analysis

May 4, 2021
FAS New Delhi (post) is lowering its India MY 2021/2022 (April-March) wheat production forecast to 105 million metric tons (MMT) compared to the pre-harvest forecast of 107 MMT.
May 3, 2021
Wheat consumption in Haiti during Marketing Year (MY) 2021/22 (July 2021/June 2022) is forecast at 425,000 metric tons (MT).
April 30, 2021
Export prices for all grades of rice dropped 1-3 percent from the previous week as domestic consumption slowed due to a new COIVD-19 outbreak in Thailand.
April 29, 2021
Another big production year for Australian grains is forecast in marketing year (MY) 2021/22 after a strong drought-recovery year in MY 2020/21.