Egypt local wheat buying up to 2.67 mln of planned 4 mln tonnes

CAIRO: Egypt has purchased 2.67 million tonnes of local wheat since the start of the domestic harvest on April 15, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday.

Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, plans to buy 4 million tonnes of Egyptian wheat in the 2016 season.

The pace of procurement has accelerated since a government decision to open additional storage spaces, an agriculture ministry statement said.

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