By John Lee.
Iraq has reportedly overtaken the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to become the largest raw sugar importer in the Middle East.
GulfNews quotes an analyst at Platts Kingsman as saying that Iraq imported 210,000 metric tons of raw sugar in the first quarter, compared with 156,600 tons imported by the UAE.
Iraq’s only sugar refinery was opened last year in Babel province by Etihad Food Industries.
(Sugar image via Shutterstock)