India rice unchanged in spot markets.

Prices of rice were unchanged in the spot markets, with the 1121 steam variety sold at 8,000 rupees per 100 kg in Taraori, Haryana, and Permal Raw variety quoted at 2,500 rupees in Delhi. Prices are likely to sustain at this level, at least till the next crop arrives in December. While export realisations of basmati rice have increased, export volumes haven’t changed much. India exported 4 mln tn of rice in 2016-17 (Apr-Mar), down 1.1% on year. In volumes terms, there has not been much change in exports. India exported over 700,000 tonne of rice to Iran in 2016-17 (Apr-Mar) marginally higher than 695,000 tonne the previous year.