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The Syrian government has adopted several trade measures to encourage the textile industry, a major sector of activity in the country.


A decision by the government to facilitate the import of textile fabrics has created wide protests among powerful Aleppo manufacturers and highlighted the contradictory interests of the Syrian business community.


Around half of Syria’s state-owned manufacturing companies are in such dire straits that they will likely never starts operations again, an official report has found.


A full breakdown of Syria's 2017 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.


A breakdown of Syria's 2017 forecast budget revenues.


The Syrian government has increased the procurement price of seed cotton to encourage farmers to grow it.


The list below includes the names of all the Syrian entities that have been blacklisted by the European Union since the beginning of the uprising in March 2011.


Some USD 11 billion would be required to kickstart Syria’s agricultural production, improve livelihoods, and reduce migration and the need for humanitarian aid, a report by the FAO has found.


Syria’s seed cotton harvest is set to remain at a record low level for the second year in a row.


At least a third of the government expenses last year were funded by long-term borrowing from the Central Bank of Syria, according to a recent report.


The Syrian Government has announced a sharp annual increase in the price it will pay farmers to buy the wheat harvest.


Syria's annual cottonseed crop since 1961.


Syria's annual cotton lint production since 1961.


The Ministry of Industry has revised upwards again the value of the losses incurred by its companies.


The Syrian Government has issued an indicative procurement price for the next wheat and barley harvest that is meant at encouraging farmers to grow these two crops.


The Syria Recovery Trust Fund is receiving another USD 15 million to fund development projects within opposition-held territories in Syria.


Cotton, long considered Syria’s “gold,” is set to witness another dreadful harvest.


Syria’s seed cotton crop last year remained well below its historic averages because of the ongoing war and the poor raining season.


Syria’s seed cotton crop is expected to be at only a quarter of its planned output.


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.


Syria’s seed cotton crop is estimated to have dropped significantly while the government is unable to access much of it.


Book of conditions to be purchased from company (SYP 500)


Syria’s state-owned textile companies have accumulated losses of 17.6 billion pounds from the violence of the last two years and seen countless companies, including all those in Aleppo, stop production.


The Agricultural Support Fund, originally established to help farmers cope with the rise in the price of their inputs, is seeing a decline in its annual budget in spite of soaring input costs.


The government is raising the price at which it is buying sugar beet from its farmers in a bid to limit the expected steep decline in the volume of the crop.


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The Minister of Industry has estimated the losses of the Syrian cotton industry at some SYP 20 billion in the last two years.


The Syrian Government is suspending all loans to cotton growers, an unprecedented move for the pro-farmers Baathist-led government that signals increasing financial difficulties for the Syrian authorities.


Book of conditions to be purchased from company (SYP 1,000)


Book of conditions to be purchased from company (SYP 500)


The recent string of successes by rebels in Syria’s northeast threatens to strain further the supply of key commodities in the country’s urban centres.


The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, has issued an alarming statement on the state of the Syrian agricultural sector and on its impact on both the levels of food supply and the livelihood of large segments of the Syrian population.


Syria’s production of wheat stood at 3.8 million tons in 2011, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Agriculture.


The government wants to expand barter deals with foreign countries by establishing a special committee that will oversee this type of agreements and adopt a framework for them.


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The government has banned the export of 106 mainly food products in order to prevent any shortages in the local market and limit inflation.


The Syrian government is increasing the area of irrigated land used to grow wheat as it plans a record harvest next year and is allocating SYP 33 billion to purchase the cotton crop from its farmers.


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Syria and North Korea signed yesterday a number of bilateral agreements in the economic, environment and telecommunication fields.


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Activity at Al-Ahliah Vegetable Oil continued to show remarkable resilience with revenues in the first nine months of this year increasing on an annual basis.