Press Excerpts

Bloomberg - 24 January 2016
Rice exporters pessimistic about market prospects
Vichai Sriprasert, another honorary president, said rice exporters were worried about the impact of falling oil prices on the African market, particularly Nigeria. Nigeria normally buys about 3 million tonnes of Thai rice, but last year it imported only 644,000 tonnes.

 

CNBC - 24 January 2014
Thai rice subsidies: damned if you do, and don't
"The whole country, the rice industry has suffered a lot. The quantity of exports declined about 35 percent and revenue declined by 25 percent in the program's first year ", said Vichai Sriprasert, CEO of Riceland International, one of Thailand's biggest rice exporters.

 

Bloomberg - 31 January 2012
Rice Exports From Myanmar Seen Doubling in Challenge to Thailand, Vietnam
"Myanmar coming into the market will take away some markets from Thailand, worsening Thai rice exports," said Vichai Sriprasert, honorary president of Thai Rice Exporters Association. "In the long run, Myanmar has the potential to become the top exporter because of its fertile land and water."

 

Forbes - 22 September 2011
Thailand, Subsidies and the Price of Rice
Vichai Sriprasert, CEO of Riceland International, told the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) on Wednesday night that the guaranteed prices are "way above market levels" and could price Thailand out of world markets.