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Egypt sticks to tough standards for wheat imports

Reuters – Egypt is committed to keeping tough specifications on wheat imports, Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy said on Tuesday, giving no sign the world’s top wheat importer will bow to lobbying by French exporters for easier standards. Egypt exerts a strong influence over the global wheat market with its imports of 10m tonnes per year, …

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Egypt’s GASC says buys 115,000 T US wheat

By Sherine El Madany / Reuters CAIRO: Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, has bought 115,000 tons of US soft red winter wheat for May 21-31 shipment on a free on board basis, the main government wheat buyer said on Thursday. Nomani Nomani, vice chairman of the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), gave the following …


US wheat suppliers eye more Egypt sales

CAIRO: US grain suppliers are likely to start winning tenders to sell wheat to Egypt in February, when Russian wheat loses its competitive edge and Argentina retreats from the market, an official with a US industry group said on Thursday. Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, has relied heavily on wheat from the Black Sea …


Egypt eyes Sudan for wheat needs

CAIRO: Egypt has turned to its impoverished southern neighbor, Sudan, for use of agricultural land as the world’s largest wheat importer looks to meet domestic food supply needs and quell a rapidly growing population increasingly irate about chronic price increases. With a summer drought in Russia that propelled world grain prices higher still fresh in …


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