Egypt’s Grain Imports Decrease by 20.4 Percent in the First Four Months of 2023

According to a report by the country’s official statistics agency (CAPMAS) on Thursday, Egypt’s grain imports in the first four months of 2023 declined to $1.9 billion, marking a notable decrease of 20.4 percent compared to the same period in 2022, during which the imports amounted to $2.3 billion.

The north African nation’s grain imports during this period included approximately $51.4 million worth of rice, $15.7 million of non-seed corn, $2.6 million of shamia corn, and $1.3 million of sargum, as per the report.

The data further revealed that Russia remained the largest supplier of grains to Egypt, accounting for $982.7 million, followed by Ukraine with $315.3 million, and Brazil with $266.7 million in grain imports. The decrease in overall grain imports signifies potential changes in Egypt’s agricultural and trade dynamics, warranting attention in the regional and international grain markets.



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