The chairman of the board of directors of the state-owned silo and storage company Kamal Hashem told Reuters today that Egypt has so far purchased 3.9 million tons of local wheat since the start of the harvest season.
He added that of the quantity supplied, 200,000 tons are for pasta factories and multipliers.
The Egyptian government is relying on the current local crop, as officials previously indicated that Egypt would be in no rush to import.
The government, which supplies subsidized bread, has set an ambitious goal of purchasing 6 million tons of local wheat questyear, two thirds in more than in the previous two years.
The harvest should end in July.
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