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Egypt's wheat supply sufficient to last until April 7 CAIRO: Egypt's wheat supply is sufficient to last the country until April 7, the supplies minister told Reuters on Sunday. Mohamed Abu Shadi said in a phone interview the government aimed to maintain six months worth of wheat stockpiles. Shadi said last month that the country's wheat supply was sufficient to last until March 5. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...

South Africa's lowers wheat output forecast to 1.75mn tonnes JOHANNESBURG: South Africa lowered its 2013 wheat output forecast to 1.750 million tonnes from 1.752 million tonnes previously, the Crop Estimates Committee said on Friday. Copyright Reuters, 2013 ...
Uganda coffee exports jump 13pc in November KAMPALA: Uganda's coffee exports rose 13 percent in November from the same period in 2012, helped by increased yields in some growing areas, a source at industry regulator Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) said on Tuesday. Uganda is one of Africa's biggest coffee exporters and the crop is one of the government's main sources of foreign currency. "We are seeing a good crop but also farmers needed money for Christmas so they were forced to ...
Rains, gentle winds expected to boost Ivorian cocoa ABIDJAN: Steady rainfall and a mild onset to seasonal Harmattan winds across Ivory Coast's main cocoa growing regions should bolster bean quality through next month, farmers and analysts said on Monday. The 2013-14 season opened in the world's top cocoa grower in October, and exporters estimate that 683,000 tonnes of beans had been delivered to Ivorian ports by Dec. 15, up from 486,000 tonnes during the same period last season. Farmers told Reuters ...
Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 683,000 tonnes by Dec. 15 ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 683,000 tonnes by December 15 since the start of the season in October, exporters estimated on Monday, up from 486,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. Exporters estimated around 96,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the West African country's two ports of Abidjan and San Pedro between December 9 and 15, up from 63,000 tonnes during the same period ...
Tanzania arabica coffee prices fall as supply improves DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzania's arabica coffee prices fell at auction last week as supply of the commodity increased, regulator the Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) said on Monday.The state-run TCB said 29,457 60-kg bags were offered at the latest sale and that 24,095 bags were purchased. At the previous sale, a total of 22,265 60-kg bags had been offered for sale, with 18,973 bags sold."Overall average prices at the Moshi exchange were down by $3.37 per ...
Egypt's wheat supply sufficient to last until March 5: minister CAIRO: Egypt's wheat supply is sufficient to last the country until March 5, the supplies minister said on Saturday.Mohamed Abu Shadi said in comments published by the state news agency MENA that Egypt had imported 2.3 million tonnes of wheat during the "last period", without specifying a time frame for those purchases.Egypt's wheat storage capacity will reach 3 million tonnes once the construction of 100 government-built silos is complete, Abu Shadi said.Egypt, the world's largest ...


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ICT 2014

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 25, 2015
Reserves $15.019 bln