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Monday, 29 June 2020

Egypt imports 5 mn tonnes of wheat in 1H2020

Egypt imported 5 mn tonnes of wheat in 1H2020, down 16.6% compared to 6 mn tonnes in the same period last year, the local press reports, citing official data. State grain buyer GASC accounted for a little over half of the imports, while the remainder was imported by private sector players. Russia was our biggest source market, providing 46.52% of the wheat we imported during the first six months of the year, followed by Ukraine (25.19%) and France (12.25%).

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