Egypt has more than four months of sugar reserves -official

Egypt is more than 80% self-sufficient in sugar

  
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.

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CAIRO- Egypt has more than one million tonnes of sugar reserves, sufficient for over four months, an agriculture ministry official said on Tuesday.

Egypt is more than 80% self-sufficient in sugar after producing about 900,000 tonnes from sugar cane and 1.5 million tonnes from beet last season, said Mostafa Abdel Gawad, head of the ministry's Sugar Crops Council.

(Reporting by Momen Saeed Atallah; writing by Aidan Lewis; editing by Jason Neely) ((Aidan.Lewis@tr.com; +20-1001174410;))

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