Fastest-growing Rice Imports by Country

Rice deliveries to the following 10 countries rose the fastest in 2004 from the prior year.

  1. Sri Lanka … 240,700 tons (up 597.3% in 2004)
  2. China … 928,210 tons (up 129.4%)
  3. Benin … 476,490 tons (up 124.8%)
  4. Saudi Arabia … 1.2 million tons (up 78%)
  5. Oman … 149,830 tons (up 64.5%)
  6. Kuwait … 150,620 tons (up 54.2%)
  7. South Korea … 209,320 tons (up 46%)
  8. Malaysia … 523,660 tons (up 42.1%)
  9. United Arab Emirates … 717,710 tons (up 28.6%)
  10. Canada … 334,320 tons (up 26.3%).