Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Thailand
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
11/10/2016
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Production support
Description
Approved amendments to the on-farm mortgaging programme for fragrant and glutinous paddy from northern and north-eastern provinces. According to the decision, to assist producers put off the sale of 2.0 million tonnes of paddy, ceilings on loans issued to cooperatives and other farming communities will be set at THB 5 and 20 million (USD 144 000-576 000), respectively, while producers would be allowed to redeem a portion of THB 1 500 (USD 43) per tonne storage compensation before they sell their produce into the market. In order to encourage the storage of an additional 8.0 million tonnes of paddy, traders and processors storing supplies for 60-90 days will receive an interest rate cut of 3 percentage points, whereas those holding on to paddy for 91-180 days will be provided with 4 percent interest cut.
Notes
Exchange rate as of 1 October 2016.