Egypt sets target to produce 2.5 to 2.6 million tonnes of sugar

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Cairo, Egypt: For the financial year 2020-21, Egypt government has planned to produce 2.5 to 2.6 million tonnes of sugar. An agriculture ministry official shared this information. The financial year in Egypt started in July.

According to government officials, the total sugar produced in the country will cater to 80% of the total domestic need of the country.

Mostafa Abdel Gawad, head of the ministry’s Sugar Crop Council said, “The country plans to import 20% of the remaining sugar to cater the domestic demand.”

“Out of the total sugar production in the country, we will be producing around 1.6 to 1.7 million tonnes sugar from beet and the remaining sugar will be produced from the sugarcane,” he further added.

In the previous month, Minister of Trade and Industry, Nevine Gamea, had issued a decision banning white sugar imports for three months. Sugar imported as a production requirement for pharmaceutical industries are exempted from the ban, provided that approval is issued by the competent authority at the Ministry of Health and Population.

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