Laos to boost rice ex­ports next year

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS -

Laos plans to step up rice ex­ports to China next year af­ter the qual­ity of rice sold to the coun­try so far was found to be sat­is­fac­tory by Chi­nese buy­ers, the state-run press Vientiane Times re­ported. Laos be­gan sell­ing rice to China in 2015. It is ex­pected that ex­ports of about 4,200 met­ric tons of sticky rice and pur­ple rice in 2016 will rise to over 8,000 tons in 2017, as de­mand from Chi­nese mar­kets in­creases, ac­cord­ing to the agri­cul­ture depart­ment.

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