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Private Egyptian buyers purchase 60,000 T Black Sea wheat: trade HAMBURG: Private Egyptian buyers in the past week purchased about 60,000 tonnes of wheat from the Black Sea region, all for August shipment, European traders said on Monday.Some 30,000 tonnes with 12.5 percent protein content was purchased at $257 a tonne c&f and a further 30,000 tonnes with 11.5 percent protein content was purchased at $247 a tonne c&f, traders said.Benchmark Chicago wheat touched four-year lows in the last week, pressured by expectations of rising global inventories as large crops loom and creating buying opportunities for importers.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...

Cameroon robusta coffee exports hit 10,469 tonnes by end June YAOUNDE: Robusta coffee exports from Cameroon reached 10,469 tonnes by the end of June since the start of the 2013/14 season in December, down slightly from 10,695 tonnes for the same period last year, according to official statistics. Data from the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) showed that Cameroon exported 2,382 tonnes of robusta coffee in June, down from 2,700 in May but up from 2,269 tonnes in the same month last year. Cameroon ...
Egypt says wheat stocks increase to six months ABU DHABI: Egypt, one of the world's largest wheat importers, said on Thursday its stocks had increased to six months worth, after its Supply Ministry had said in March it had enough to last only until the end of June."Through what we have purchased locally and our import contracts, we now have enough wheat to last until the beginning of next year," ministry spokesman Mahmoud Diab said.Deposed President Mohamed Mursi's administration had cut imports significantly ...
Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 1,598,000 T by June 29 ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast had reached around 1,598,000 tonnes by June 29 since the start of the season on October 2, exporters estimated on Monday, up from 1,322,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season.Exporters estimated around 26,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the West African state's two ports of Abidjan and San Pedro between June 23 and 29, up from 24,000 tonnes during the same ...
Highest price for top Kenya tea grade dips at auction NAIROBI: The highest price for top-grade Kenyan tea dipped to $3.20 per kg at this week's auction from $3.22 per kg last week, Tea Brokers East Africa said on Wednesday.Kenya is the world's leading exporter of black tea.The crop is a main source of foreign exchange for the east African economy, together with horticultural products and tourism.Best Broken Pekoe Ones (BP1s) sold at $2.22-$3.20 per kg compared with $2.12-$3.22 per kg last week.Best Brighter Pekoe ...
Egypt's domestic wheat purchases at 3.7mn tonnes from harvest CAIRO: Egypt, the world's top wheat importer, has purchased 3.7 million tonnes of domestic wheat from its local harvest that ended last week, on par with its purchases last year, the state news agency quoted a senior official as saying. Mamdouh Abdel Fattah, vice chairman of Egypt's main state-buyer, the General Authority of Supply Commodities (GASC), also said in a statement carried by state news agency MENA on Monday evening that the state had paid ...
Egypt GASC seeks wheat for Aug 1-10 shipment ABU DHABI: Egypt's General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) set a tender on Friday to buy an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for shipment from August 1 to 10.Mamdouh Abdel Fattah, vice chairman of GASC, the country's main wheat buying agency and one of the world's biggest state importers of wheat, is seeking to buy cargoes of soft and/or milling wheat from the United States, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Poland, Argentina, Russia, Kazakhstan, ...


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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 $-1.703 bln
Exports $2.156 bln
Imports $3.859 bln
WeeklyFebruary 26, 2015
Reserves $16.137 bln