We are a world leader in rice merchandizing.
We supply paddy, brown and milled rice from the US, Europe, Asia and South America.
We are one of the leading rice distributors in Africa by volume.
We are establishing our own processing and port assets to secure origination.
The Asian market, which accounts for 75% of the world’s exportable surplus, is a source of increasing volumes.
Rice is the most important staple food for a large part of the world’s population providing more than one fifth of the calories consumed worldwide by humans. Most rice is consumed as white rice (husked and polished), however rice flour is becoming popular with bakers as a gluten-free starch alternative. Some milling by-products include bran, oil, and starch.
Thailand, Vietnam and India are the top three exporters, followed by the US, Pakistan, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil. Africa accounts for approximately one third of global demand.
Our highly experienced and diverse team, combined with our leading market research, has helped to build our Rice Platform. Moreover, we are committed to industry best practices and apply strong risk management to rice origination and distribution.
Our extensive global network is the foundation of our strength, allowing us to meet the demands of growing consumption driven by steep population growth and urbanization. We are a leading supplier in Africa and will consolidate our position further by expanding activities in this region.
The Rice Platform is strongly aligned with our Group’s ocean freight capabilities, enabling us to serve the growing global market with competitively priced, quality products.
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.