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Rice Self-Sufficiency

It is noted that rice imports by Nigeria are declining, with increased border protections and larger domestic production to blame. However, the same dynamic is occurring in other major rice markets such as the Philippines, China, Saudi Arabia, and Cote d’Ivoire.  Global rice trade hit its peak in 2017 and since has shrunk by 10 percent. By contrast, consumption over the same period has grown by 2.7 percent, the difference accounted for by increased domestic production. The global average tariff on rice has typically been higher than some other commodities, though skewed by a handful of countries with outsized protections. Increased rice production by large consuming countries like India and Bangladesh help to drive the change.&n...

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