Top Rice Importers by Country

The 32 rice importing countries listed below are responsible for 65% of world rice imports.

  1. Nigeria … 1.4 million tons (4.8% of global rice imports)
  2. Saudi Arabia … 1.2 million tons (4.2%)
  3. Philippines … 1 million tons (3.6%)
  4. Bangladesh … 991,810 tons (3.4%)
  5. Iran … 986,000 tons (3.4%)
  6. China … 928,210 tons (3.2%)
  7. Cote d’Ivoire … 868,320 tons (3.0%)
  8. Brazil … 852,080 tons (2.9%)
  9. Senegal … 822,550 tons (2.8%)
  10. South Africa … 744,840 tons (2.6%)
  11. United Arab Emirates … 717,710 tons (2.5%)
  12. North Korea … 702,000 tons (2.4%)
  13. Japan … 662,020 tons (2.3%)
  14. Russia (Europe) … 618,460 tons (2.1%)
  15. United Kingdom … 569,560 tons (2%)
  16. Malaysia … 523,660 tons (1.8%)
  17. United States … 480,750 tons (1.7%)
  18. Benin … 476,490 tons (1.6%)
  19. France … 474,270 tons (1.6%)
  20. Mexico … 459,210 tons (1.6%)
  21. Russian Federation … 454,710 tons (1.6%)
  22. Indonesia … 390,830 tons (1.3%)
  23. Singapore … 346,700 tons (1.2%)
  24. Canada … 334,320 tons (1.2%)
  25. Hong Kong … 326,230 tons (1.1%)
  26. Yemen … 322,240 tons (1.1%)
  27. Sri Lanka … 240,700 tons (0.8%)
  28. Syria … 236,710 tons (0.8%)
  29. South Korea … 209,320 tons (0.7%)
  30. Kuwait … 150,620 tons (0.5%)
  31. Oman … 149,830 tons (0.5%)
  32. Jordan … 135,890 tons (0.5%).