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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Depending on which news source you choose to believe, Iran could import 3 - 6 MMT of wheat in 2019/20. Iran is suffering from a bad year for wheat with floods in some areas and drought in others. The amount of wheat to be imported is probably increased due to a flour milling arrangement with Russia and Kazakhstan - Iran does the milling while Russia and Kazakhstan sell the flour. Iran is also expected to import up to 7 MMT of corn and 3 MMT of barley but selling into Iran will not be easy due to the effect of U.S. sanctions and although the sanctions do not affect grains, they do effect the way that banking has to be done. Nothing is simple doing business with Iran. Jordan’s gover...

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