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Egypt buys 2.7 mln tonnes of local wheat so far this season

Reuters , Sunday 26 May 2019
Wheat Harvest
The wheat harvest season in Egypt (Photo: Reuters)
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Egypt, the world's largest wheat importer has bought 2.7 million tonnes of wheat from its farmers so far this season.
 
Egypt has said it aims to procure 3.6 million tonnes of wheat from local farmers during the season.
 
Last Month, Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities said it had signed contracts to import 240,000 tons of wheat from Romania and Ukraine.
 
The quantities will be delivered from 20 May to 5 June, it added.
 
Egypt is traditionally the largest importer of wheat, as its per capita consumption of bread products ranks among the highest in the world.
 
A report by Egypt's Ministry of Agriculture last November said that Egypt has imported 10.1 million tonnes of wheat from nine countries in Eastern Europe and Asia since January.
 
One of the world's largest wheat importers, Egypt imported nearly 7.1 million tonnes from Russia, the report said.
 
In second place came Ukraine at 100,000 tonnes.
 
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