India overtakes Thailand to be Singapore's top rice supplier
INDIA has overtaken Thailand as the biggest rice supplier to Singapore - the first time this is believed to have happened.
Thailand has been the top source of the staple here since at least 1998, accounting for over half of overall supply between 1998 and 2011. Last year, this fell to 35.3 per cent.
New figures from the Government's trade promotion arm, International Enterprise Singapore, show that India was the top rice supplier from January to August this year at 92,865 tonnes, or 32.9 per cent of the total.
Thailand was second at 85,816 tonnes over the same period, or 30.4 per cent of the total.