Tag Archives | Flour

KRG Invests in Major Wheat Industry Project

As part of its efforts to transform the Kurdistan Region into a competitive producer, the Kurdistan Regional Government has invested in strategic projects to strengthen and expand the region's agricultural sector and food industry. One of these landmark projects is the Wheat Marketing Project, which Prime Minister Masrour Barzani launched on Nov. 1, 2020 as […]

Iran to process Russian Wheat for Iraqi Flour Market

By John Lee. Iran is said to be negotiating a deal to import around 100,000 tonnes of wheat per month from Russia, enabling private millers it to increase flour exports to Iraq. Iraq imports about 3 million tons of flour a year, almost half of its demand of 6.9 million tons a year. According to […]

Iraq’s Summer Irrigation Water Supply Threatened

By John Schnittker, Chief Economist at Schnittker Associates, and former Ministry Advisor at the US Embassy in Baghdad. The headwater areas of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers that stretch across most of eastern Turkey have been exceptionally dry this fall and winter. Precipitation over eastern Turkey during the September 2013 – February 2014 period has been less than […]

Record Wheat Crop, but Imports Still Needed

By John Schnittker, Chief Economist at Schnittker Associates, and former Ministry Advisor at the US Embassy in Baghdad. Iraq’s first tender to purchase wheat on the international market since mid-May 2013 reflects that despite a record wheat crop Iraq remains a major importer of wheat and flour products. Iraq’s 2013 wheat crop of nearly 4.0 […]

Russian Flour Ship Reached Um Kaser Port

The Public Company for Cereals Trade said that a ship loaded with 52.5 tones of Russian flour had reached Um Kaser port. The shipment falls within the  framework of the Ministry of Trade Flour imports. The company representatives in Um Kaser will transport the load to the port silos and the flour will be distributed […]