60.000 tons of rice are sold to Iraq and will be shipped before the end of the year. Last week Uruguay was assigned this volume of export of rice in a tender procedure. Other contestants that were assigned lots are Brazil and Tailand. USA did not get an assignment even though the price was lower than Uruguayan rice. Supposedly the quality of rice made the difference.
Other important destinations for Uruguayan rice are Peru and Mexico. With these shipments in November and December stock of rice will be finished.