Tag Archives | Etihad Food Industries

Etihad Food Industries wins Govt Contract

By John Lee. Iraq’s Etihad Food Industries will reportedly provide Iraq’s Ministry of Trade with 200,000 tonnes of sugar and 90,000 tonnes of vegetable oil. According to Reuters, the Ministry has also bought rice from Vietnam and wheat from Australia. (Source: Reuters)

Etihad Foods seeks long-term Iraq Sugar Deal

By John Lee. Reuters reports that Etihad Food Industries is looking to sign one- or two-year raw sugar importing contracts with large trading firms after its current contract with Alvean runs out in November. Haidar al-Noumany, Commercial Director, told the news agency that Etihad imported 1.047 million tonnes of raw sugar last year for its Babil-based […]

Iraq becomes Largest Middle-East Sugar Importer

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 […]

New $100m Edible Oils Plant to Open end-2016

By John Lee. Iraq’s Etihad Food Industries will reportedly start production at its new $100-million edible oils refinery in Babylon by the end of the year. Commercial Director Haidar Alnoumany told Reuters that the company started building the infrastructure two months ago, and when in production it will source crude (edible) oil from many origins […]

Iraq may Export Sugar

By John Lee. The new Etihad sugar refinery in Babylon said on Thursday it had imported 850,000 tonnes of raw sugar since the start of operations earlier this year, according to a report from Reuters. The plant, which is currently operating close to full capacity of around 3,000 tonnes a day, will see expansion work […]

Iraq Imports more Raw Sugar

By John Lee. Iraq is increasingly importing raw sugar instead of white, as a new sugar refinery has ramped up production faster than expected, according to Reuters. Ir is estimated that the Babylon refinery south of Baghdad, which serves the domestic market, had imported around 375,000 tonnes of Brazilian raw sugar in the past six […]