A worker packages rice in Dangyang, in China's Hubei Province. It is estimated that China holds ‘two-thirds of the world’s rice inventory’. Photo: Xinhua A worker packages rice in Dangyang, in China's Hubei Province. It is estimated that China holds ‘two-thirds of the world’s rice inventory’. Photo: Xinhua
A worker packages rice in Dangyang, in China's Hubei Province. It is estimated that China holds ‘two-thirds of the world’s rice inventory’. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus will not cause global rice shortage unless panic buying and export bans persist

  • China and India could export more rice to help plug any gaps in global supply due to coronavirus pandemic, analysts say
  • Hoarding and export restrictions pose risks to rice prices and supplies, but experts reiterate that there is enough to go around

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A worker packages rice in Dangyang, in China's Hubei Province. It is estimated that China holds ‘two-thirds of the world’s rice inventory’. Photo: Xinhua A worker packages rice in Dangyang, in China's Hubei Province. It is estimated that China holds ‘two-thirds of the world’s rice inventory’. Photo: Xinhua
A worker packages rice in Dangyang, in China's Hubei Province. It is estimated that China holds ‘two-thirds of the world’s rice inventory’. Photo: Xinhua
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