Welcome to the World’s First Enquiry-To-Delivery Trade Enablement Platform, with a global base of more than 25,000 Rice Buyers, served by our 800+ elite Rice millers every single day. We make evolved business practices the trend, through technology
Tradologie seeks to connect traders directly to the rice millers, and mainstream its contemporary and mechanized procurement practices through its dedicated platform, and in the same course cater the Rice importers the ultimate contentment of cheap, easy, and hassle-free procurement of Basmati, Non Basmati and Medium Grain Rice.
We have successfully carried off all the known flaws of traditional import/export practices, for instance, intruding Middle-man, delayed services, unsatisfactory quality and transit, devoid of the latest technology, etc.
Long story short, Tradologie allows global rice buyers to seamlessly acquire premier quality rice, largely categorized under three names, Basmati, Non Basmati and Medium Grain rice; in a time & cost efficient manner through a dedicated platform accessible through any browser or the Tradologie App.
Rice is the most important human food crop in the world, directly feeding more people than any other crop. It is the third highest grown agriculture commodity in the world after sugarcane and maze. It is also the staple food across Asia where around half of the world’s poorest people live and is becoming increasingly important in Africa and Latin America.
Rice is grown in more than a hundred countries, with a total harvested area of approximately 158 million hectares, producing more than 700 million tons annually (470 million tons of milled rice). Nearly 640 million tons of rice is grown in Asia, representing 90% of global production. Sub-Saharan Africa produces about 19 million tons and Latin America some 25 million tons. In Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, almost all rice is grown on small farms of 0.5−3 ha.
Whether you talk about Basmati, Steamed, Sella, Raw Rice or Parboiled Rice, the world’s largest rice producers by far are China and India. Although its area harvested is lower than India’s, China’s rice production is greater due to higher yields because nearly all of China’s rice area is irrigated, whereas less than half of India’s rice area is irrigated. After China and India, the next largest rice producers are Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Thailand.
Unlike maize and wheat, most rice tends to be consumed where it is produced & it does not enter the international markets. Yet, the volume of international rice trade has increased almost fourfold, from 7.5 million tonnes annually in the 1960s to an average of 28.5 million tonnes during 2000–2009.Current global rice trade now stands at around 42 million tonnes.
The rice export market is highly concentrated with the top five rice exporters accounting for 80% of global rice trade. Of the five top exporters, four (Thailand, India, Vietnam, and Pakistan) are from Asia. Thailand has occupied the top spot for the most part of the past four decades. India is the largest exporters of rice with total 26.3% of total rice exports in 2017. Thailand and USA is on the second and third position with total market share of 24.9% and 8.5% consecutively. For the Asian rice-exporting countries, rice is still the most important staple and domestic food security and strategic reserve is extremely important.
Unlike the high concentration in export market, the import side is quite fragmented. The top five rice importers account for around 30% of the total trade and the top ten accounts for less than 50% of total imports. Many of the major importers, including the current top importer, China, are from Asia and account for a quarter of the total trade. The other major importing regions are the Middle East and Africa, with nearly half of the total global trade. These two are the fastest growing rice markets, with the trade volume doubling from 10 to 20 million tons in the past decade.
Global rice trade can be broadly divided into fragrant and non-fragrant rice. The fragrant rice market includes basmati and jasmine rice while the non-fragrant rice market includes white, parboiled, and glutinous rice. In the case of basmati trade, India and Pakistan export 100% of this rice to all parts of the world, with Middle Eastern countries as the major destinations, followed by the European Union. In the past 15 years, the global trade of basmati rice has grown from 1 to more than 4 million tons, with India capturing almost all the market expansion while Pakistan’s market share declined from 50% to less than 20% during the same period.
For the jasmine rice market, Thailand used to dominate with an almost 100% market share a decade ago. But, Vietnam and Cambodia have made significant inroads into the market in recent years, with Thailand’s share dropping below 50%. Vietnam has evolved to become the biggest competitor for Thai Hommali jasmine rice, with nearly 40% of the market share. But, despite its rising market share, Vietnamese jasmine still sells for a hefty discount in the market.
Other than choosing the broad category of rice, the buyer can input other quality specifications such as Rice Length, Rice Whiteness, Rice Moisture, Rice Ad-Mixture Percentage (%), Rice Colour, etc.
Tradologie is a flexible platform on which a buyer can input his own specifications of Rice to be procured by them. Tradologie.com doesn’t charge any extra cost from its valuable customers on the bulk procurement of rice and the entire procurement process is highly transparent and free. For Ease of Business, the following options are presently added Basmati Rice and Non Basmati Rice.
Tradologie only allows verified Sellers and Suppliers who have established export credentials and Manufacturing facilities to become registered seller on the platform and that too after verifying the facilities of the seller. The Buyer shall have the option to choose from Rice Exporters, Rice Manufacturers, Rice Miller, Rice Polishers, Rice Stockists, Rice Wholesalers, Large Rice Traders & Rice Aggregators while floating his enquiry for Negotiation
Buyer on tradologie platform has to be a registered entity having credentials of Rice Import or Agri Import or be a registered Indian Rice Trader, Indian Agri Trader, Agri Wholesaler, Agri Aggregator from across the country or across the Globe.