Egypt has strategic sugar reserves sufficient until Jan-Feb - official

North African country expects to produce 2.85 million tonnes of sugar locally this season

  
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 has strategic sugar reserves sufficient until January-February, a senior supply ministry official told local television on Saturday.

An agriculture ministry official told Reuters this month that the North African country expects to produce 2.85 million tonnes of sugar locally this season -- covering around 90% of the country's needs. 

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy; writing by Mahmoud Mourad; editing by Timothy Heritage) ((mahmoud.mourad@thomsonreuters.com;))


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