Egypt consumes 9.5 million tonnes of wheat to make its subsidised bread, 4 million tonnes from the local harvest and 5.5 million tonnes from imported wheat, Moselhy said, adding that the rate of local wheat procurement is 120,000 tonnes per day.
"The import plan has to continue throughout the year and should not halt just because we are procuring local wheat. We continue to import," Moselhy said.
(Writing by Asma Alsharif; editing by Jason Neely) ((firstname.lastname@example.org; +20225783290; Reuters Messaging: email@example.com))
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