Thailand to export at least 9 mln tonnes of rice in 2017 - commerce ministry


Thailand expects to export at least 9 million tonnes of rice in 2017, the commerce ministry said on Thursday.

"For 2017, we expect initially that our rice exports will be no less than 9 million tonnes," Duangporn Rodphaya, director-general of the Foreign Trade Department at the Commerce Ministry, told Reuters, adding that the figure was not yet an official target.

Duangporn said Thailand would achieve its 2016 rice export target of 9.5 million tonnes.


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