KARACHI: Pakistan has exported a record volume of non-Basmati rice (72,623 metric tonnes) to China worth $ 30 million in just one month (January 2013) of current fiscal year.
“China has become a major market for Pakistani non-Basmati rice. Rise in coarse rice export to China will increase the overall export volume from Pakistan”, said Chairman Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) Javed Ali Ghori in a statement here.
He said that during January 2013, Pakistan exported 340,333mt rice worth $ 141 million and 37,000mt of Basmati rice worth $ 38 million to different destinations.
During the same month, Pakistani exporters shipped 56,355mt of non-basmati rice to Kenya, while 9,045mt basmati rice to United Arab Emirates (UAE), 6,345mt basmati rice to Oman.