CAIRO - Egypt has extended the ban on the export of wheat, flour, corn, lentils, pasta, fava beans and all kinds of vegetable oil for three more months, its trade ministry said in a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

The ministry said it would allow exports of any excess of the local market's needs of these goods but only after approval from the ministry. This excess amount would be estimated by the ministry of supply.

Egypt banned exporting these staples in March.

(Reporting by Sarah El Safty; Writing by Enas Alashray; Editing by Chris Reese)