Temporal Info: 
Metric Tons
FAO 2013

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2013. FAOSTAT Online Statistical Service. Rome: FAO. Available online at: http://faostat.fao.org/.

Rice imports is the amount of metric tons of rice products entering a country's borders in a given year. Rice products include rice paddy, milled rice, husked rice, and broken rice. The data comes from governments most frequently through FAO questionnaires, though also through magnetic tapes and national publications. Import and export data is reported in terms of either general trade (recorded when entering or leaving the country's borders) or special trade (recorded when cleared through customs for home use or export).