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    Thailand's rice, chicken exports to decline in 2009

    Thailand's rice, chicken exports to decline in 2009

    BANGKOK, Nov 18 (TNA) - Thailand's exports of rice and chicken are expected to be gloomy in 2009 due to the ongoing global economic slowdown and uncompetitive prices of Thai rice, industrial experts said Tuesday.

    Chookiat Ophaswongse, president of Thai Rice Exporters Association, said rice export trends for next year are not promising because Thailand's domestic rice prices had risen sharply in 2008 while a number of countries had encouraged more rice farming for their own consumption, while rice exporting countries also are growing more rice.

    Taking these factors into consideration, the global rice trade in 2009 is projected to decline to around 28-28.5 million tonnes from this year's 30 million tonnes and it will cause hardships for Thailand's rice exporters, Mr. Chookiat said.

    Local rice exporters have blamed the government's rice pledging programme for distorting the rice market, leaving huge stockpiles in state hands which has in turn led to a huge decline in orders from international buyers in recent months.

    Thailand's rice exports in 2009 are expected to retreat to about 8.5 million tonnes from this year's 10 million tonnes while export revenues are also projected to fall. Exports of parboiled rice are expected to remain good but not 'fragrant' rice due to its high price.

    Regarding chicken exports, Dr. Anan Sirimongkolkasem, president of the Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association, said exports in 2009 should decline because key importers -- including the US, Europe and Japan -- are suffering from economic slowdown.

    Exports of cooked chicken are estimated at 350,000 tonnes and 10,000 tonnes of chicken meat in 2009 with combined value of Bt44 billion, down about 5 per cent from this year, said Dr. Anan.

    He said the poultry industry still lacks workers although the export volume in 2009 is projected to fall. (TNA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    He said the poultry industry still lacks workers although the export volume in 2009 is projected to fall.
    Shit yes they are short of workers, most Thai won't work anyway specially males, and then you expect them to work with Flu infected dead birds carcases for paltry wages?,, holy shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackgang View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    He said the poultry industry still lacks workers although the export volume in 2009 is projected to fall.
    Shit yes they are short of workers, most Thai won't work anyway specially males, and then you expect them to work with Flu infected dead birds carcases for paltry wages?,, holy shit.
    I believe this avian thing here in Thailand is been highly overblown. In fact the incidents through Asia is not that rapid over the last few years. How many suspiscious cases has there been here in the last couple of years? perhaps 3 legitimate cases in Sukhothai and Khon Kaen. The other reports were all seemingly bollocks! The perpetual fear mongering towards a very important sector of Thai stock farming is not helpful.

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    Local rice exporters have blamed the government's rice pledging programme for distorting the rice market, leaving huge stockpiles in state hands which has in turn led to a huge decline in orders from international buyers in recent months.
    Its been proven repeatedly that Economics are not the administrations strong point, despite loosing on almost every bet going, they still insist on trying to manipulate, their currency, their production and their reserves and the value of their currency, despite the fact that EVERY time it turns to poo in their hands.
    Still always have the foreigner to blame.

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    Naturally, the real market for Thai varieties of rice will always be in demand. I don't buy this nonsense that the demand is slowing. I would always support and encourage the growing {and popular} movement of self-collectives of rice farmers within the LOS.

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    I don't buy this nonsense that the demand is slowing.
    cause it is when what the Thia's want 1000/ton for can be had ex Viet for 600 / ton .

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    What about the rice cartel they were talking about 6 months ago? Did they not see this coming?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    BANGKOK, Nov 18 (TNA) - Thailand's exports of rice and chicken are expected to be gloomy in 2009 due to the ongoing global economic slowdown and uncompetitive prices of Thai rice, industrial experts said Tuesday.

    Chookiat Ophaswongse, president of Thai Rice Exporters Association, said rice export trends for next year are not promising because Thailand's domestic rice prices had risen sharply in 2008 while a number of countries had encouraged more rice farming for their own consumption, while rice exporting countries also are growing more rice.


    Local rice exporters have blamed the government's rice pledging programme for distorting the rice market, leaving huge stockpiles in state hands which has in turn led to a huge decline in orders from international buyers in recent months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Chookiat Ophaswongse, president of Thai Rice Exporters Association

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    Dr. Anan Sirimongkolkasem, president of the Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association
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    Dr. Somcahai Suriwat, president of the Thai Lady Exporters Association
    They have an association for everything in Thailand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    cause it is when what the Thia's want 1000/ton for can be had ex Viet for 600 / ton .
    Yep. Very clever strategy. This coupled with propping up the baht is a sure winner as it relates to exports.

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    more doom and gloom

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