Egypt aims to import 600,000-700,000 tonnes of sugar in FY 20-21

Egypt aims to import 600,000-700,000 tonnes of sugar in FY 20-21

Egyptians gather to buy subsidised sugar in Cairo, Egypt, December 1, 2019. REUTERS/Shokry Hussien

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will aim to import 600,000-700,000 tonnes of sugar in the 2020-2021 financial year which began on July 1, an agriculture ministry official said on Sunday.

During the last season, Egypt planted 340,000 feddans of sugar cane and more than 600,000 feddans of sugar beet, Mostafa Abdel Gawad, the head of the ministry’s sugar crops council added.

Reporting by Momen Saeed Atallah; Writing by Nadine Awadalla; Editing by Angus MacSwan

XL subscribe to our newsletter banner

Get the latest news and advice on COVID-19, direct from the experts in your inbox. Join hundreds of thousands who trust experts by subscribing to our newsletter.

Send your news and stories to us news@climaxradio.co.uk or newstories@climaxnewsroom.com and WhatsApp: +447747873668.

Before you go...

Democratic norms are being stress-tested all over the world, and the past few years have thrown up all kinds of questions we didn't know needed clarifying – how long is too long for a parliamentary prorogation? How far should politicians be allowed to intervene in court cases? To monitor these issues as closely as we have in the past we need your support, so please consider donating to The Climax News Room.