Nearly half the world’s 6.6 billion population eat rice as part of their staple diet and demand is expected to grow by 50 per cent by 2030. The average person in some parts of Asia eats 40-60kg each year.
There are more than 38,000 rice varieties world over. Most of the world’s rice is consumed in the area in which it is grown. Only around 6% is traded internationally. However, about 10% are grown commercially. Asian farmers produce about 90% of the total. World rice production in 2007 was approximately 645 million tonnes with over 114 countries growing rice.
Pakistan is the 4th largest producer of rice following china, India, Indonesia. Rice is the major export product of Pakistan following wheat, cotton, it export earns about 13% of the country’s foreign exchange making it the second most important source of foreign exchange following cotton , total share of Pakistan in world’s trade of rice is up to 10% while 25% in world’s trade of basmati rice. Basmati rice covers 52% of the total cultivated area of rice in Pakistan.
Generally in Pakistan rice production system is followed by rice-wheat production system means both are grown in a alternate pattern, as rice are grown in the monsoon months and wheat in the cooler months of winter season, in the province name Punjab there is sufficient water available to grow rice in the kharif season ( summer) as per the requirement of rice while wheat is grown in the rabi ( winter) months from November to April.
Rice is cultivated over 10% of total cropped area of Islamic republic of Pakistan. It is contributing approximately 6.7 % in value addition of agriculture and the contribution of rice in GDP is about 1.3-1.6% in total GDP. If we talk about contribution of provinces in it’s production , Punjab ranks 1st by contributing 58% , Sindh ranks 2nd by contributing 29% , Balochistan ranks 4th and it’s contribution is about 3 % and Khyber Pakhtoun Khawan ranks 3rd by contributing 10 %. Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Multan, Bahawalpur, Sukkhur, Larkana, Khairpur, Nawabshah, Hyderabad are famous for rice production in Pakistan. There are many varieties which are being cultivated in Pakistan like super kernel basmati, super basmati, irri-6, irri-9, pk-385 basmati rice, pk-198 basmati rice etc.
Pakistan is the producer of the world’s finest long grain aromatic basmati rice. Basmati, the king of rice, is held in the highest regard world over. Among all the other varieties of rice, none have the distinctive long grains or the subtle aroma for which this grain is considered so special. This also justifies the premium this rice commands against all other rice of the world.
Some of our famous basmati and non basmati parboiled, brown and white rice varieties that we usually offer to our customers are as follows:-
1. Super basmati Rice (Brown, Raw, White, Steamed, Creamy Sela, Golden Sela)
2. 1121 basmati Rice (Raw, White, Steamed, Creamy Sela, Golden Sela)
3. PK386 Rice (Brown, Raw, White, Steamed, Creamy Sela)
4. Super Fine Rice (Raw, White, Creamy Sela)
5. Irri-9 Rice (Raw, White, Creamy Sela)
6. KS-282 Rice (Raw, White, Creamy Sela)
7. Irri-6 (Raw, White, Creamy Sela)
The above rice and other grains varieties are of extra ordinary quality and packed under hygienic conditions in our customer’s labels. The following are our brands that are intend to export to different parts of the world.
- “PAK N PURE” is available in all Basmati Rice & Other Grain qualities – Top Grade
- “GOOD GRAIN” is available in all rice & other commodities – Grade A
- “689” is available in all rice & other commodties – In all Grades
We offer the following packing in different sizes ranges from 250g to 50kg depending upon the availability and we can offer the same packing in private labels.