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2018-19 U.S. and Global Rice Market Outlook with Nathan Childs, USDA ERS

by Bobby Coats - July 26, 2018

Dr. Nathan Childs analyzed the current U.S. rice market for both the 2017/18 and 2018/19 market years, highlighting the impacts of the June NASS Acreage and Rice Stocks reports, as well as current and revised trade data. Despite expectations of larger U.S. exports in 2018-19, an almost 20-percent increase in production is projected to result in a 31-percent boost in U.S. rice ending stocks. In the global rice market, a slight decrease in global production is projected to result in a small decline in 2018/19 world ending stocks, with global trade in 2019 projected record high.




Dr. Nathan Childs, Agricultural Economist, USDA’s Economic Research Service

Nathan Childs is an agricultural economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service. His current activities include managing ERS’ contribution to the rice situation and outlook program and supporting the Department’s annual Baseline forecasting activities.  Nathan joined ERS in 1987. During his career, he has worked on a variety of topics including U.S. rice consumption patterns, global trade liberalization, farm program analysis, and supported emerging market projects to Taiwan, China, Vietnam, and Haiti.  In the early 1990s, Nathan was editor of USDA’s weekly Agricultural Outlook magazine.

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