Egypt Independent

Minister highlights 1.386 mn ton rise in local wheat supplies



The total amount of wheat the Egyptian government has obtained for the production of subsidized bread stands at 4.532 million tons, up from 3.146 million tons in 2014, said Agriculture Minister Salah Helal.
 
Earlier this month, Helal said Egypt was expecting to receive nearly 3.7 million tons of local wheat during the current season, which started mid April.
 
Egypt is the world’s largest wheat importer, consumes approximately 10 million tons per year and relies on both imports and local supply.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm