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Valenciaport Makes It Possible For Spanish Rice To Reach More Than 80 Countries In The World

Valenciaport makes it possible for Spanish rice to reach more than 80 countries in the world

Source: Valenciaport
València, October 20, 2021.- Tasting an excellent rice of Spanish origin is possible in more than 80 countries around the world thanks to the Port of València, the perfect ally of Spanish rice producers so that the demand for this cereal so appreciated by Valencians can be sold to any corner of the world. Valenciaport is the gateway to and from rice to supply the national and
international demand for this food so deeply rooted in our culture. So far this year, more than 32 thousand tons of rice have been exported to the five continents from the docks of the Port of València. From markets such as the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Guinea or Japan, to islands in the Indian Ocean such as the Reunion Islands or the Caribbean such as Cuba or Martinique. A trend that has been maintained in recent years, thus, both in 2019 and 2020 (full years), Spanish rice exports were close to 60 tons per year. Thus, between January 2019 and September 2021, the output of this cereal from the Valenciaport docks has exceeded 148 thousand tons. Among the countries that most demand this cereal are the United States with a total of 22,214 tons (between 2019 and 2021), followed by the United Kingdom with 20,490 or the Netherlands with 18,754 tons. On the Asian continent, Syria stands out with 9,224 tons, in Oceania, Australia with 3,023 and in the African market the main exporting country is Algeria with 1,673 tons. The capacity of the Port of València to connect with more than 1,000 port areas around the world makes it possible for Spanish rice exporters to send their product to places in the Caribbean such as Cuba with 718 tons, Guadeloupe with 505 tons or Martinique with 23 tons, or islands in the Indian Ocean like Reunion Island with 12 tons or one ton to New Caledonia in the South Pacific. Top 20 countries: Rice exports in tonnes Country201920202021TotalEU7.17610.1694.86922.214UK5.4848.3796.62720.490Netherlands7.7575.6935.30418.754Spain7.1456.1052.22815.478Finland5.8914.3093.55613.756Syria4.5763.5281.1209.224Albania3.0003.5771.9588.535Greece3.8893.6233997.911Sweden1.2001.2446723.116Romania1.4484941.1253.067Australia1.0151.2527563.023Germany3832.2283973.008Norway1.0111.4732302.714Belgium1.930346442.320Saudi Arabia900989681.957India6986503251.673Algeria619639481.306Libya932662421.240Israel375270345990Cuba29436388718Total (+84 other countries)58.85357.62332.084148.560Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia) Spanish farmers produce around 800,000 tons of rice a year and most of it is born in the Guadalquivir marshes. Other areas of great importance for rice production are the Guadiana area, the Ebro delta and the Albufera de Valencia. More than 40% of the production comes from Andalusia, followed by Extremadura with 19%, Catalonia with 18% and Comunitat Valenciana with 16%. Slightly more than half of the Spanish production corresponds to the indica variety, long or semi-long grain, which is mainly destined for export. The other half of the crops are of the japonica variety, short and round grain, which is mainly intended for domestic consumption. Serving the national demand The Port of València, in its role as an ally of import / export companies, guarantees the arrival of products from its area of ​​influence to all corners of the world, and facilitates the arrival of goods to our country to meet national demand. Thus, 110,305 tons of rice have entered the docks of Valenciaport so far this year. A cereal that comes from 25 countries among which Burma, Pakistan and Guyana stand out as the main importers of rice that arrives in Valencia. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de València (APV – Valenciaport, Port Authority of Valencia)

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