A worker carries a sack of rice inside a warehouse in Valenzuela, the Philippines. Photo: Bloomberg A worker carries a sack of rice inside a warehouse in Valenzuela, the Philippines. Photo: Bloomberg
A worker carries a sack of rice inside a warehouse in Valenzuela, the Philippines. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus: Vietnam stockpiles rice as outbreak spreads and food security concerns grow

  • Traders believe the world has enough rice but transport disruptions due to India’s lockdown and Vietnam’s stockpiling could affect global supply
  • Prices could also rise if there is more demand, as Thailand is producing less rice due to a drought, says a Bangkok-based trader

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A worker carries a sack of rice inside a warehouse in Valenzuela, the Philippines. Photo: Bloomberg A worker carries a sack of rice inside a warehouse in Valenzuela, the Philippines. Photo: Bloomberg
A worker carries a sack of rice inside a warehouse in Valenzuela, the Philippines. Photo: Bloomberg
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