Of the shipments, 59% of total shipments went to the domestic market and 41% were exported. Of the U.S. rice shipments, 59% went to direct food use and 41% went to food processors. Of the direct food use, 30% went to retail grocery, 27% went to ethnic distributors, 19% for foodservice and 16% to repackers.
Eighty-two percent of all rice consumed in the U.S. is domestically grown, and 18% is imported.
A full copy of the report can be obtained at usarice.com/reports.