Highlights

Italy is the largest rice producer in the EU-28. According to the latest figures from the Italian Rice Association (Enterisi), Italy's MY (Marketing Year) 2016/17 rice area is forecast at 234,300 hectares (Ha), an increase of 3.07 percent compared to MY 2015/16 (227,329 Ha), driven by the higher profitability of the sector compared to corn and soybean.

General Information:

Italy's Rice Area Update

Italy is the largest rice producer in the EU-28. Rice cultivation is mostly located in Northern Italy (Piemonte, Lombardia, and Veneto regions) where water is relatively abundant and the rice crop can be raised in flooded fields. Approximately 70 percent of rice varieties grown in Italy are Indica (i.e. Ariete, Drago, Arborio, Baldo, S.Andrea, and Carnaroli), while the remainder are Japonica. Except for rough (unmilled) rice exports and domestic seed sales, virtually all Italian rice is marketed as a whole-kernel milled product.

Italy's MY (Marketing Year) 2016/17 rice area is forecast at 234,300 hectares (Ha), an increase of 3.07 percent compared to MY 2015/16 (227,329 Ha), driven by the higher profitability of the sector compared to corn and soybean.

Italy's Leading Milled Rice Exports

Partner

Unit

2013

2014

2015

Country

T

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

World

T

579,384,26

673,588

598,039,97

631,131

552,219,91

631,632

Germany

T

101,114,900

115,607

122,663,128

117,941

108,573,169

117,725

France

T

124,556,741

138,084

121,345,833

124,177

104,580,200

122,164

United Kingdom

T

54,431,130

62,645

45,530,076

50,223

59,153,432

71,286

Turkey

T

36,513,310

47,408

27,950,262

30,251

38,417,876

37,749

Belgium

T

29,945,380

31,003

33,323,649

32,289

25,247,491

26,185

Austria

T

20,124,582

20,627

20,431,935

19,433

20,009,517

21,373

Czech Republic

T

29,578,235

40,505

18,657,045

25,848

15,367,208

23,294

Hungary

T

16,522,817

24,714

17,643,154

29,073

14,578,684

26,032

United States

T

10,713,503

7,362

13,189,340

7,184

13,496,101

7,291

Switzerland

T

9,792,421

10,821

13,802,645

16,402

11,466,374

13,791

Lebanon

T

9,019,519

10,652

14,907,602

15,744

11,402,578

12,769

Slovakia

T

13,593,381

20,654

10,442,338

16,059

11,222,995

17,595

Poland

T

15,732,703

23,512

13,177,944

18,652

11,044,199

17,093

Netherlands

T

16,516,445

25,943

14,722,523

19,919

10,581,496

14,262

Sweden

T

8,770,112

8,72

9,581,959

8,303

9,012,918

8,225


Italy's Leading Milled Rice Imports

Partner

Unit

2013

2014

2015

Country

T

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

World

T

51,376,748

47,89

68,648,801

66,624

67,655,031

84,546

India

T

7,940,288

7,509

11,147,896

8,84

11,463,380

10,606

Thailand

T

11,081,592

9,744

12,742,188

11,955

10,510,246

10,989

Cambodia

T

5,160,165

5,89

7,373,444

9,57

9,351,078

16,791

Pakistan

T

3,081,869

2,77

3,635,669

2,913

5,224,830

5,427

France

T

8,885,802

7,22

9,365,385

5,351

4,866,490

4,826

Belgium

T

1,170,630

701

2,282,631

1,635

4,692,647

4,672

Myanmar

T

0

0

3,283,462

8,074

4,016,605

9,8

Romania

T

1,878,027

2,244

3,449,468

2,589

3,409,063

2,588

United Kingdom

T

3,293,908

2,759

3,411,479

2,616

3,293,810

2,772

Spain

T

1,056,257

802

4,087,534

4,909

2,429,351

3,213

Egypt

T

802,249

2

52,153

120

2,002,925

6,245

Netherlands

T

2,185,374

1,239

1,267,286

668

1,390,467

965

Germany

T

816,611

323

2,134,837

1,482

1,372,416

899

Bangladesh

T

832,476

1,204

1,542,945

2,193

1,040,378

1,709

Greece

T

897,701

1,629

702,372

1,151

956,776

1,338

United

T

129,853

121

87,136

78

294,938

247

Italy's Leading Husked Rice Exports

Partner

Unit

2013

2014

2015

Country

T

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

World

T

56,349,249

63,45

62,943,377

63,2

70,021,864

73,295

Belgium

T

16,095,766

18,958

17,153,303

20,577

17,870,897

22,721

Germany

T

8,478,505

7,859

10,122,758

7,971

12,735,781

9,557

Netherlands

T

9,406,192

12,074

9,493,591

10,728

9,682,472

12,177

Switzerland

T

5,676,387

7,445

6,127,569

5,521

7,199,762

7,164

France

T

4,520,250

3,356

5,818,358

3,497

6,584,233

4,463

Poland

T

3,805,767

5,611

4,285,619

6,154

4,304,398

6,431

United

T

1,907,527

1,751

1,928,427

1,418

2,187,628

1,579

Czech

T

945,938

1,154

977,215

1,266

1,942,514

2,597

Spain

T

821,46

734

1,299,116

840

1,618,798

1,215

Sweden

T

728,465

676

1,056,278

855

832,01

710

Finland

T

700,674

786

811,833

914

710,621

927

Israel

T

686,448

845

846,043

855

619,448

675

United

T

78,662

21

225,708

85

578,825

253

Brazil

T

166,524

62

226,279

76

378,866

135

Denmark

T

363,419

272

452,153

382

376,214

285

Italy's Leading Husked Rice Imports

Partner

Unit

2013

2014

2015

Country

T

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

World

T

48,379,761

50,252

76,298,820

61,274

38,805,154

45,057

India

T

35,524,461

39,207

48,526,551

37,312

16,762,409

20,699

Pakistan

T

6,757,678

6,064

18,533,078

16,182

14,360,909

16,856

Thailand

T

4,625,349

3,677

4,246,417

3,399

3,642,394

3,242

France

T

261,402

195

936,287

1,096

1,061,996

670

Argentina

T

98,175

129

683,629

760

590,084

616

Uruguay

T

192,828

350

157,354

188

559,369

640

Guyana

T

0

0

0

0

377,941

1

Netherlands

T

296,074

145

358,425

157

291,239

175

United

T

317,673

222

542,512

374

287,234

308

Spain

T

10,473

12

872,018

568

202,085

216

Belgium

T

49,436

26

108,315

52

150,432

118

Romania

T

5,497

5

714,322

524

139,848

110

Greece

T

80,733

44

369,84

337

132,531

120

Germany

T

10,063

5

6,976

1

79,795

54

Bangladesh

T

105,807

136

35,719

60

67,06

117


Italy's Leading Rice in the Husk Exports

Partner

Unit

2013

2014

2015

Country

T

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

World

T

9,339,472

12,691

11,388,582

14,173

7,959,095

10,889

Portugal

T

1,558,721

1,715

2,509,849

2,31

1,807,964

2,096

France

T

1,664,477

1,813

1,123,595

1,053

1,164,116

1,303

Spain

T

958,642

1,127

2,502,826

3,088

1,150,092

1,796

Romania

T

944,153

1,086

805,96

874

1,146,961

1,507

Netherlands

T

1,713,606

4,22

1,762,256

4,173

740,35

1,833

Greece

T

346,789

407

532,8

474

658,029

688

Morocco

T

929,275

962

463,902

452

424,866

518

Bulgaria

T

349,596

355

670,494

597

244,434

235

Belgium

T

220,43

377

321,536

586

234,235

543

Uruguay

T

3,749

2

34,921

22

80,064

87

Austria

T

28,288

14

14,201

7

65,963

61

Turkey

T

29,532

22

60,014

36

54,086

44

United States

T

23,599

10

58,785

32

31,675

18

Switzerland

T

51,834

51

31,673

24

21,713

21

Italy's Leading Rice in the Husk Imports

Partner

Unit

2013

2014

2015

Country

T

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

USDA

Quantity

World

T

8,063,058

12,838

10,656,079

17,34

21,361,576

55,68

Guyana

T

0

0

0

0

11,725,380

37,298

France

T

2,628,481

5,854

5,479,041

11,65

4,786,720

12,896

Romania

T

3,240,765

6,025

2,112,128

3,215

1,563,311

1,998

United

T

804,127

587

1,199,889

718

853,161

607

Spain

T

89,584

61

986,674

1,499

639,575

1,242

Netherlands

T

29,093

15

158,511

83

632,626

731

Greece

T

17,635

40

0

0

535,679

724

United States

T

891,87

80

417,931

40

319,356

44

Germany

T

297,317

143

238,853

108

240,812

93

Turkey

T

0

0

2,758

2

23,648

18

Portugal

T

0

0

11,541

13

19,48

24

Austria

T

10,934

6

14,391

4

14,447

4

Denmark

T

43,956

26

21,659

2

5,242

0

Uruguay

T

0

0

0

0

2,139

0

Japan

T

0

0

5,31

0

0

0