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10 April 2016

Korea Rice production Is Likely to Down in MY-2016-17

New Delhi MY 2016/17 Korea rice production is forecast to remain around 4 million metric tons (MMT) – down 8 percent from 4.33 MMT in 2015/16 – based on five year average yield. According to a Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI) survey of rice farmers from December 28, 2015 - January 4, 2016, planted area is expected to decline to 781,716 Hectare, down about 2.2 percent from last year. However, high yield varieties will almost offset the lower acreage planted.

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