Importation of Long Grain White Rice

The STC started the importation and sales of Long Grain White Rice (LGWR), also known “as Ration rice”, after its creation in October 1982. In the early 1990’s imports of LGWR amounted to approximately 60,000 MT by STC. Over the years the quantity imported of LGWR has decreased. Currently around 24,000 MT is imported annually. The procurement of rice is carried out through open international bidding exercise every three months.

Quality of the Rice

Initially, STC imported LGWR with 35% broken (‘brisure’). The high percentage of broken in the rice imported was gradually brought down to 25%, then 15% and since 2011, STC is importing up to 5% broken, hence ensuring a high quality of LGWR.

Storage of the Rice

The stocks of LGWR are stored in STC’s dedicated warehouse.

Availability of the Rice

LGWR is imported in 25 Kg bags, however to ensure its accessible to the consumers, in 2014, STC introduced bags of 2.5kg of LGWR.

Quantity imported over the years

The table below shows the contract quantities and suppliers for the past years:

 

Contract Period

Supplier

Quantity Awarded
in Metric Tons

 Jul - Sep 2022

Abdul Rauf Traders

2,500

M.M. Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd

2,000

Jatlee Commodities (PVT) LTD

1,500

 

 

 

 Apr - Jun 2022

Abdul Rauf Traders

2,500

Meskay and Femtee Trading Company (PVT) Ltd

2,000

Jatlee Commodities (PVT) LTD

800

Meskay & Femtee (PVT) Ltd

700

     

 Jan - Mar 2022

Meskay & Femtee (PVT) Ltd

3,000

Sindh Agro Industries

1,000

M.M. Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd

2,000

 

 

 

 Oct - Dec 2021

Abdul Rauf Traders

2,500

Marvel Agro Commodities

2,500

K. K. Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd

1,000

 

 

 

Aug - Sep 2021

LMJ Services Ltd

1,500

Octavius Tea & Industries

1,000

Meskay and Femtee Trading Company (PVT) Ltd

1,000

Marvel Agro Commodities

500

 

 

 

Jun - Jul 2021

Octavius Tea & Industries

1,000

LMJ Services Ltd

1,000

Abdul Rauf Traders

1,000

Sindh Agro Industries

1,000

 

 

 

Apr - Jun 2021

Octavius Tea & Industries

2,000

LMJ Services Ltd

1,000

Meskay & Femtee (PVT) Ltd

500

Sindh Agro Industries

500

 

 

 

Dec 2020 - Mar 2021

Mac Impex

2,100

KLA India Public Ltd

2,100

Meskay & Femtee (PVT) Ltd

800

 Baba Enterprises

500

 

 

 

Oct - Dec 2020

Mac Impex

3,000

Sukhbir Agro Energy Ltd

1,200

K. K. Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd

1,300

Baba Enterprises

500

 

 

 

June 2020

LMJ Services Ltd

1,500

Mac Impex

500

 

 

 

May - Jun 2020

Garibsons (Pvt) Ltd

2,000

 

 

 

Apr - May 2020

Meskay & Femtee (PVT) Ltd

1,500

     

May - Jul 2020

Sukhbir Agro Energy Ltd

3,000

KLA India Public Ltd

2,000

K. K. Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd

1,000

 

 

 

Feb - Apr 2020

KLA India Public Ltd

2,000

Mac Impex

1,500

K. K. Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd

1,500

M.M. Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd

1,000

 

 

 

Nov 2019 - Jan 2020

Meskay & Femtee (PVT) Ltd

3,000

Octavius Tea & Industries

1,500

Garibsons (Pvt) Ltd

1,000

Mac Impex

500

 

 

 

Aug - Oct 2019

Sukhbir Agro Energy Ltd

2,000

KLA India Public Ltd

1,500

M.M. Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd

1,500

GMTC Commodities DMCC

1,000

 

 

 

Mar - Jun 2019

VMS Trading Co 

2,500

K. K. Rice Mills (Pvt) Ltd

1,500

Octavius Tea & Industries

500

LMJ Services Ltd

1,500

 

 

 

Nov 2018 - Mar 2019

Kangore Traders

2,500

Sukhbir Agro Energy Ltd

2,000

KLA India Public Ltd

4,500

 

 

 

Sep- Nov 2018

LMJ Services Ltd

1,000

Irfan Norman Bernas (PVT) Ltd

3,500

VMS Trading Co

1,500

 

 

 

Jun - Sep 2018

Sukhbir Agro Energy Ltd

4,000

KK Rice Mills (PVT) Ltd

1,000

Meskay and Femtee Trading Company (PVT) Ltd

1,000

 

 

 

Feb - Apr 2018

Meskay and Femtee Trading Company (PVT) Ltd

2,000

Meskay & Femtee (PVT) Ltd

2,500

LMJ International Ltd

1,500