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Iraq plans Self-Sufficiency in Dairy Products

By John Lee. The Minister of Industry and Minerals, Dr. Saleh Abdullah Al-Jubouri, has said Iraq is determined to achieve self-sufficiency in "various dairy products". He made the comments during a visit to the Abu Ghraib Dairy Factory, which is operated by the Ministry's General Company for Food Products. The plant has recently been expanded, […]

Iraq "Fully Implements" Chapter VII, Oil-for-Food Program

The UN Security Council announced on Friday that all the measures imposed in its resolutions 1958 (2010) and 2335 (2016) pursuant to Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations in relation to the Iraq oil-for-food programme had been fully implemented. Unanimously adopting resolution 2390 (2017), the Council welcomed the fact that the remaining funds in the […]

Iraq becomes Turkey's Biggest Market for Citrus Fruit

By John Lee. Iraq has taken over from Russia as Turkey's biggest market for citrus fruits. In 2015, Russia took $90.52 million worth of the product, while so far in 2016 Iraq has taken citrus fruit to the value of $84.54 million. (Source: Fresh Plaza) (Picture Credit: Layth Mahdi)

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 […]

Australian Wheat Lowest in Iraq Tender

By John Lee. Australian wheat was reported to be offered at the lowest price, in a tender for at least 50,000 tonnes of hard wheat for the Iraqi Grain Board. The tender closed on Sunday and offers must remain valid up to Thursday, according to Reuters. Australian wheat: 50,000 tonnes at $231.70 a tonne c&f free […]

India Lowest Price in Iraq Rice Tender

By John Lee. Reuters reports that the lowest offer in Iraq's tender to buy at least 30,000 tonnes of rice was $431.50 a tonne c&f free out for rice from India. No purchase was believed to have been made in the tender which closed on 28th June with offers having to remain valid until 2nd […]

Iraq's Ambitious Wheat Target

By John Lee. The general manager of the Grain Board of Iraq, Saad al Hamdinee, has reportedly told a conference in London that Iraq is expected to produce 3.5 million tonnes of wheat this year. According to a report from Reuters, he said this was in accordance to our plans put in place over the […]

KRG Agricultural Output Rises

By John Lee. At a meeting of the Kurdistan Regional Government's Council of Ministers (pictured), the Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, Abdul-Sattar Majid, presented the plans of his ministry to improve the agriculture sector, and outlined the challenges that face the agriculture sector in the Kurdistan Region. The ministry’s ultimate goal, which is guaranteeing […]

"Too Much Competition" for Karbala's Biggest Business

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq's Canning Can't: Too Much Competition For What Was Once Karbala's Biggest Business Once canning foods and juices was one of the biggest businesses in Karbala. Today, under pressure from […]

Iraq buys Thai Rice

By John Lee. Iraq has bought about 80,000 tonnes of rice from Thailand. Reuters reports that the deal was agreed at a price of of $443.90 per tonne, including cost, insurance and freight free out (CIFFO). (Source: Reuters) (Rice image via Shutterstock)

Iraq Doubles Duty on Rice Imports

By John Lee. India's Economic Times reports that Iraq has doubled the import duty on rice to 40 percent. An official from the All India Rice Exporters' Association (AIREA) told the news agency that the sudden increase in import duty by Iraq has come as a major blow and it is bound to impact exports […]