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Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Pakistan’s wheat imports for 2023/24 will be lower according to a recent FAO report. 2023/24 wheat imports are seen as 1.8 MMT, which is below import levels of the last two years, although the five -year average for wheat imports is at 1.6 MMT. Pakistan’s food inflation rate stands at 28.7 percent while its currency has dropped by 30 percent against the dollar.  Egypt’s wheat imports for 2023/24 will be up by about 800,000 MT to 120 MMT, according to the latest USDA-FAS report. Local production is expected to drop by about 700,000 MT to 8.9 MMT. Overall, the total consumption of wheat will be steady at 20.6 MMT. Corn imports for 2023/...

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