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China Rice Production and Exports

China is the world's leading rice producer (followed by India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Thailand). 186.73 million metric tons was harvested in 2004. In 2003 China exported 2.597 million metric tons of rice, making it the 5th largest exporter. China trails Thailand at number one, then India, Vietnam and the United States.

Source: International Rice Research Institute

 
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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