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New Iraq Wheat Tenders Move the Market?

The Grain Board of Iraq (Ministry of Trade) has announced another tender on Monday for the supply of 100,000 tonnes of grain. Some experts cite this tender as a factor in the 1.6% jump in grain prices on Monday. Reuters quotes Brett Cooper, senior manager for markets at FCStone Australia, as saying: "Iraq has tendered […]

Rain Boosts Iraq's Grain Output

Iraq’s grain imports will decline after rainfall boosted crop production, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization said. Bloomberg, citing a report from the UN’s Global Information and Early Warning System, says imports will fall to 4.91 million metric tons in the year ending on June 30, down 6.1 percent from the prior 12 months. […]

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Iraq to Achieve 'Self-Sufficiency' in Wheat

Iraq is expected to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production during the next two years thanks to the government’s large subsidy to farmers and encouragement to cultivate grains, a trade ministry official said on Sunday. “The targeted self-sufficiency can be achieved also due to an increase in prices of the amounts given to the trade ministry’s […]

Wheat Crisis - Iraq Not Concerned

The Russian drought and fires have caused the price of wheat to rocket, and this is expected to be reflected in the price of essentials such as bread and beer. Shortages are to be expected in the coming months. Iraq is one of the world's biggest importers of rice and wheat, but its Trade Ministry […]

Grain Production Exceptional This Season

The grain production in Iraq this season is exceptional, as a total of 1.6 million tons have been marketed, according to the general director of the state-owned seed company. “The company continues to receive wheat and barley crops throughout the provinces, which reached 350,000 tons,” the trade ministry said in a statement received by Aswat […]

Wheat Production to Double This Year

Iraq Deputy Agriculture Minister Sobhi Al Jamili said that Iraq would double it’s wheat production this year to 2.5 million tonnes due to climatic conditions which should enable Iraq to provide half of the total wheat consumption it needs. Al Jamili said that Iraq Premier Nouri Al Maliki has approved a project submitted by the […]

FAO Expects Iraq to Double Wheat Production

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations said on Saturday that it expects Iraq to double its wheat production this year. “Iraq could produce two million tons of wheat in 2010,” an FAO expert told the press. He attributed the increase in wheat production in Iraq to the better rain season this […]

Iraq to Import 3 Million Tons of Wheat

Iraq’s Cereals Council said today that Iraq is expected to buy 3 million tons of wheat this year, the same quantity it exported last year. Iraq will also import about a bit more that 1 million ton of rice this year, i.e. a small increase comparing with 2009 exports. Iraq is diversifying its wheat provider […]