Vietnam's rice export prices rose to their highest level since December 2011, with the price of rice minced rice rising to a maximum of $500 a tonne last week, after fluctuating between $470 and $490 a tonne last week, the Vietnam News Online reported on December 17.
in Anjiang province said the shortage of containers made it difficult for exporters to deliver rice to customers.
freight from Vietnam to Africa for a standard container has soared from $1,500 a few months ago to $5,000 today.
's rice exporters said the country's national target of 6.5m tonnes of rice this year could be difficult to meet.
11 months, rice exports were 5.7 million tons, down 2.9 percent from a year earlier, according to the General Administration of Customs.
similar to Vietnamese rice, Thai standard 5 per cent crushed rice rose from $485-$516 a tonne last week to $500-$519, 000-$519, due to supply and transport costs.
the first 10 months of this year, Thailand's rice exports were just 4.49m tonnes, down 31 per cent year-on-year, according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association.