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.
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.