According to preliminary results, the Russian export of rice in 2012 reached a historical maximum — 334 thousand tons, which is two times more than in 2011, according to the Institute for Agricultural Market Studies (IKAR).
Almost equal numbers abroad put rice cereal and rice raw. "Our rice is becoming more popular in foreign markets due to the high quality and competitive price level," — said the ICAR. The largest volumes of Russian rice purchased Libya. Turkey, which in 2009 — 2011 years. took the leading place in the list of buyers, move into second place. The main share of purchases of both countries — paddy. "Rhys-rump traditionally imported mainly countries of the former Soviet Union", — says ICAR. In this case, Egypt, which produces and exports rice, for the first time in recent years in Russia purchased nearly 17 tons of rice grains.