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Syria's Hoboob says sells 200,000 tonnes wheat to Iraq ABU DHABI: Syria's state cereal body, the General Establishment for Processing and Trade (Hoboob), said on Tuesday it had sold 200,000 tonnes of wheat to neighbouring Iraq in a tender.The wheat was sold at 206 euros per tonne, free on trucks, a source at Hoboob told Reuters.Hoboob said it sold 100,000 tonnes of soft wheat and 100,000 of durum wheat.Syria launched a tender for a second time last month to sell wheat to Iraq from its Hassaka region.It is selling Syrian wheat from its 2013 crop.Traders have said it may be easier for Syria to sell its wheat from Hassaka to Iraq rather than transport it back to Damascus. Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Saudi wheat imports to reach 2.7mn tonnes this year PARIS: Saudi Arabia's Grain Silos and Flour Mills Organisation expects its wheat imports to rise to 2.7 million tonnes this year as the country continues to phase out local production, GSFMO's Director General Waleed Elkhereiji said on Tuesday.Saudi Arabia imported about 2.6 million tonnes of wheat last year, he told Reuters on the sidelines of the International Grains Council's annual conference in London.The expected import volume in 2014 would include about 200,000 tonnes of soft ...
Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 1,506,000 T by June 8 ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,506,000 tonnes by June 8, since the start of the season on October 2, exporters estimated on Tuesday, up from 1,256,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season.Exporters estimated around 39,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the West African state's two ports of Abidjan and San Pedro between June 2 and June 8 up from 18,000 tonnes during the same ...
Egypt lowers target for local wheat purchases CAIRO: Egypt's supplies minister on Monday lowered the target for state purchases of domestic wheat from the current harvest, suggesting the world's largest wheat importer will not cut its food import bill in the coming fiscal year.Khaled Hanafi told reporters the total amount of wheat the government will purchase was "expected to reach 3.8 or 3.9 million tonnes by the end of the current season." The previous government target was 4.4 million tonnes.Like energy subsidies, ...
Morocco seeks 163,500 T of soft wheat in the local market RABAT: Morocco's state grains agency ONICL has launched a tender to buy 163,500 tonnes of soft wheat from the local market, it said in a statement on Monday.It is the first tender after the end of the import campaign which ran from Jan. 1 to April 30, when the government suspended customs duties for soft wheat imports to counter rising world prices.ONICL will open the bids on June 17. The soft wheat is destined to ...
Iraq issues tender for at least 30,000 tonnes rice BAGHDAD: Iraq issued a tender to buy a minimum of 30,000 tonnes of rice with origins from the United States, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil or Vietnam, a trade ministry statement said on Monday. The closing date for the tender is June 23 and offers must be valid until June 27. Volumes in Iraq's rice tenders are nominal and the country frequently buys more than it tenders for. Iraq is one of the world's largest importers of ...
Iraq buys 120,000 T rice from US, Vietnam and Uruguay HAMBURG: Iraq's state grains buyer has purchased a total 120,000 tonnes of rice in an international tender that closed this week to be sourced from the United States, Vietnam and Uruguay, European traders said on Thursday.The tender from Iraq's state grain board for at least 30,000 tonnes closed on Sunday and offers had to remain valid until Thursday.Traders said 30,000 tonnes to be sourced from the United States was purchased at $715.75 a tonne c&f ...


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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 $-2.309 bln
Exports $1.957 bln
Imports $4.266 bln
WeeklyDecember 18, 2014
Reserves $14.04 bln