Egypt's sugar reserves enough for six months - ministry official

Egypt's cooking oil reserves are enough for five months and its rice reserves are enough for three and a half months: official

  
Bags of sugar are stacked inside the government food outlet in Cairo, Egypt August 29, 2017.

Bags of sugar are stacked inside the government food outlet in Cairo, Egypt August 29, 2017.

REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO  - Egypt's strategic sugar reserves are enough for six months of consumption, a senior official in the ministry of supply and internal trade told Reuters on Monday.

Egypt's cooking oil reserves are enough for five months and its rice reserves are enough for three and a half months, said Ibrahim Ashmawy, the head of the internal trade development authority.

(Reporting by Moamen Attallah - Writing by Lilian Wagdy, Editing by Louise Heavens)


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