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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Egypt says that it will establish a commodities exchange for the trading of items that will include wheat, sugar, corn and rice – both locally produced and imported. They say that it will be in place in the next 36 to 48 weeks. Several quasi-government agencies will be shareholders in the exchange. Egypt’s GASC purchased 300,000 MT of milling wheat for February 2020 – 120,000 MT from France at $245.50/MT CNF, 60,000 MT from Romania at $245.45/MT CNF, 60,000 MT from Russia at $245.98/MT CNF and 60,000 MT from Ukraine at $245.93/MT CNF. This tender did include the new term that allows Egyptian inspectors to check wheat at load ports. Egypt has fallen a little short in i...

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