India is the largest rice exporting country and neighboring China is the largest rice importing country in the world as of 2016/17. Only five countries are the major rice exporters are Thailand, Vietnam, China, the US, and India. The three top exporters were Thailand, Vietnam, and India. By 2012, India became the world’s top rice exporter while Thailand slipped to the third position after Vietnam. The three countries accounted for 70% of the world’s rice exports.The primary variety of rice exported by India is the aromatic Basmati rice variety. Thailand and Vietnam specialize in the export of the Jasmine variety of rice.the major importers of rice in the world are China, Nigeria, the European Union, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines. China leads the world's countries in rice imports by importing 5,000,000 metric tons of rice in 2016/17.
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