According the Department of Foreign Trade, Thailand has exported 3.4 million tonnes of rice this year so far. An increase of 6.4%
Income from exports is in the region of 51 billion baht said the director general of the department Mrs. Duangporn Rodphaya.
Sales are expected to reach 10 million tonnes by the end of the year.
Mrs. Rodphaya told how the government had to release almost 18 million tonnes of rice from stockpiles to reduce expenses incurred for storage.