As Fears Over Rice Exports Grow, India May Continue Selling

several countries including Vietnam, Russia and Kazakhstan … stop exporting some staple foods to shore up supplies at home … Myanmar also said it may cut overseas sales to avoid domestic shortages

Fears of shortages have helped prices of Thai white rice 5% broken, an Asian export benchmark, surge more than 25% this year to $564 a ton on Wednesday, the highest since 2013. Rough rice futures in Chicago are around the strongest for almost six years.