Food & Agriculture

05-05-2014
Syria has issued a tender to export wheat stocked in the northeast and that it apparently cannot ship to western parts of the country.
28-04-2014
Syria’s 2014 wheat crop could fall to as low as 1 million tons according to farming experts interviewed by Reuters.
08-04-2014
The Commercial Bank of Syria is allocating new funds to purchase the wheat crop from farmers.
24-03-2014
The Syrian government is about to issue a tender for the import of new volumes of flour, a state official said.
14-03-2014
Syria has budgeted some SYP 138 billion for the import of flour in 2014, a government official said.
10-03-2014
Sales at Syria’s only water bottling company grew in value but fell sharply in volumes last year.
24-02-2014
Syria’s tobacco organisation, a traditionally important contributor to the Treasury, announced a decline in cigarette production volumes last year as several plants stopped production.
24-02-2014
The turnover of Syria’s state-owned food companies last year was only at a third of the planned turnover.
10-02-2014
Al-Ahliah Vegetable Oil, the only listed food manufacturer in Syria, has announced a steep decline in its 2013 revenues.
10-02-2014
The Syrian government imported hundreds of thousands of tons of various food commodities last year, according to data from the state trading entity.
04-02-2014
Syria contracted foreign traders to supply more than 400 thousand tons of flour last year, according to a government official.
20-01-2014
Syria’s fertilizers output in 2013 declined sharply following a fall in demand and signalling a potentially lower agricultural crop this year.
06-01-2014
The volume of seed cotton purchased last year by the Syrian government from its farmers is at less than a tenth of its level of 2012, according to the state cotton entity, an indication of the steep drop in the crop.
23-12-2013
The Syrian government is reducing customs duties on food imports as the low local production is creating shortages and raising prices.
16-12-2013
Syria is issuing a tender for the import of food commodities and offering to pay international suppliers through an Iranian bank, Reuters has reported.

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