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Iraq buys Grain from US, considers Russia

By John Lee. Iraqi trade minister Mohammed Hashim has reportedly signed a deal on Thursday to import wheat and rice from the United States. According to Reuters, the agreement covers the first half of 2019. Meanwhile, Kurdistan 24 reports that a Russian delegation visited Baghdad this week to discuss exporting wheat to Iraq. (Sources: Reuters, […]

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Former Trade Minister sentenced for Corruption

By John Lee. A former Minister for Trade and two former State Directors of the Ministry have been sentenced in absentia to seven years in prison for corruption. A statement from Iraq’s Commission of Integrity said the three committed offenses in two contracts between the State Company for Trading Grain and a company supplying basmati […]

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Iraq Considers Importing Wheat from Russia

By John Lee. Iraq reportedly wants to allow Russian-origin wheat to be bought in its state tenders to supply the country’s massive food rationing programme. According to Reuters, the Trade Ministry will send a delegation to Russia before the end of the year to study the suitability of its wheat for Iraq’s needs. Iraq needs between […]

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Iraq to Increase Wheat Imports

By John Lee. Iraq is expected to significantly increase its imports of wheat, as it reportedly cuts the irrigated area it plants with wheat by half in the 2018-2019 growing season due to the continuing water shortages. Deputy Agriculture Minister Mahdi al-Qaisi told Reuters: “The shortage of water resources, climate change and drought are the […]

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Iraq Wheat Purchases “Below Target”

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly bought 1.75 million tonnes of domestic wheat so far this season. According to the report from Reuters, the is well below a trade ministry’s target of 2.5 million tonnes. The wheat purchasing season began on 16th April and is expected to last until the end of June. (Source: Reuters)

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Iraq needs to Import 2m Tonnes of Wheat

By John Lee. Despite this year’s drought, Iraq has reportedly bought more than 300,000 tonnes of domestic wheat this season, and maintained its estimate of 2.5 million tonnes of local purchases for the 2018 season. According to Reuters, this implies an import gap of 2 million tonnes, as the country uses between 4.5 million and […]

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Iraq buys Wheat from US and Australia

By John Lee. Iraq’s state grains board has reportedly bought about 100,000 tonnes of hard wheat in a tender which closed last week. 50,000 tonnes is to be sourced from the United States at $332.17 a tonne c&f free out, with 50,000 tonnes from Australia at $309.95 a tonne c&f free out. (Source: UkrAgroConsult)

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Iraq buys U.S. Wheat

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly bought U.S. hard red winter wheat in a direct deal outside the tender process. Sources told Reuters that the product will be supplied by Cargill (300,000 tonnes) and ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) (150,000 tonnes). Separtely, private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 100,000 metric […]

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Iraq buys 50,000 Tonnes Australian Wheat

By John Lee. Iraq reportedly bought 50,000 tonnes wheat from Australia on Sunday at $312.50 a tonne c&f free out. The tender, which  closed on 31st July, was open to wheat from the United States, Canada or Australia. According to Reuters‘ sources. wheat from the United States was offered lowest at $299.19 a tonne c&f […]

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Iraq Makes First Purchase of US Rice under MoU

Iraq has reporteldy made its first-ever purchase of US rice under the US–Iraq Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). According to the USA Rice Federation, this sale will help American rice exporters gain a foothold in the Iraqi market, and help prospects for new sales in the future. Iraq’s precedent-setting purchase of 30,000 MT of US long […]

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Emergency Fertilizer Distributions help Iraqi Farmers

Emergency fertilizer distributions help conflict-affected Iraqi farmers increase wheat production More than 2 000 farmers affected by conflict in Iraq have received 750 tonnes of fertilizer from the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to increase production of their winter wheat crops. The farmers, from Alqosh and Sheikan districts of Ninewa Governorate each received 350 […]

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