Egypt has five months of wheat reserves - Ministry Official

Ibrahim Ashmawi also said the country's strategic reserves of sugar are sufficient for six months

  
A farmer tends to wheat at a field in El-Dakahlya governorate, Egypt February 7, 2021.

A farmer tends to wheat at a field in El-Dakahlya governorate, Egypt February 7, 2021.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Cairo - Egypt, the world's largest wheat buyer, has strategic wheat reserves sufficient for five months of consumption, the head of the internal trade development authority told Reuters on Monday.

Ibrahim Ashmawi also said the country's strategic reserves of sugar are sufficient for six months, while rice reserves are sufficient for three and a half months.

Cooking oil reserves are sufficient for five months, he added.

(Reporting by Moamen Attalah Writing by Lilian Wagdy Editing by David Goodman)


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