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Industrial sector, investments will rise when Egypt offers preferential treatment to local products: Trade minister

  Minister of Industry and Foreign Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour told the Daily News Egypt in an interview for the Euromoney supplement that the law offering preferential treatment to local products will be referred to the presidency in September for approval. The minister, who also discussed the industrial lands and factory issues, stressed that …

Doaa Farid

Egypt estimates local wheat crop at 9 million tonnes

Reuters – Egypt estimates its local wheat crop at 9 million tonnes, according to a state newspaper that cited a government report, lower than the 9.5 million tonnes the Agriculture Minister had predicted. Traders surveyed in a Reuters poll estimated this year’s crop at around 7 million tonnes, in line with the previous harvest. The …

Daily News Egypt

Food industry officials deny food security concerns

A supply ministry report submitted by Ouda forecasted that in 2013 Egypt would import around 9.4m tonnes of wheat, 7.3m tonnes of coarse grains, and 6.8m tonnes of rice, making the total imports for these products 23.4m tonnes: a 1.3% increase from 2012.

Sara Aggour

Chinese steel sparks anxiety among domestic producers

A wave of alert follows the announcement that a Chinese steel freight will be sold for around EGP 700-800 less than Egyptian steel. The news caused local steel producers to panic, forcing Ezz steel to lower its prices by EGP 250 per tonne, reaching EGP 4,080 for factories and EGP 4,230 for the final consumer, …

Hend El-Behary