Thai rice exports this year could rise above the targeted levels due to demand from key importers and limited supplies in other exporting countries, Chookiat Ophaswongse, president of Association of exporters of rice in Thailand, has Dow Jones said in an interview Friday. “Rice exports this year should reach 8.7 million (metric) tons, given the strong demand in world markets for Thai rice,” Chookiat said.

Source: http://www.ricenews.net/thailand/thai-rice-exports-in-may-rise-above-target-this-year/