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Egypt’s Strategic Wheat Reserves Sufficient for 5.7 Months

Egypt’s Strategic Wheat Reserves Sufficient for 5.7 Months

Sunday, 26 June, 2022 - 09:45
File Photo: Egypt's strategic wheat reserves last until the end of next January (Reuters)

Egypt has strategic reserves of wheat sufficient for 5.7 months, Supply Minister Aly Moselhy said in a news conference on Sunday, adding that the country has procured 3.9 million tons of wheat in the local harvest so far.


Egypt is often the world's biggest wheat importer, The Associated Press reported.


He added that the strategic reserves for sugar were sufficient for more than six months and those for vegetable oils are sufficient for 6.2 months, while the country is self-sufficient for rice for 3.3 months.


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