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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Egypt imports 5.580 mn tonnes of wheat during 2016-2017

Egypt imported 5.580 mn tonnes of wheat during 2016-2017, up from 4.440 mn tonnes the previous year, Supply Ministry spokesman Mamdouh Ramadan said, according to Reuters. The ministry is planning to import 6.2 mn tonnes in 2017-2018, in addition to the 3.4 mn tonnes it purchased from local farmers during the domestic wheat purchase season. Egypt uses around 9.5 mn tonnes of wheat each year for subsidized bread production, the newswire notes.

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