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31-01-2017

Syria’s one-million-ton wheat import deal from Russia, which was contracted to a little-known company, is now reportedly in jeopardy, highlighting the disruptive role regime cronies play in all sectors of the economy.

20-12-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

29-11-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

29-11-2016

Syria’s sugar import bill will run in the hundreds of millions of dollars next year again, according to a government entity.

22-11-2016

Syria’s wheat production this year was the lowest in the past ten years, according to a joint report released last week by the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Food Programme.

15-11-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

20-09-2016

Although estimates of Syria’s wheat crop vary they all confirm a further decline in output.

06-09-2016

The table below lists all the Syrian companies contracted by UN agencies in 2015. The data include the name of the companies, the subject of the contracts and their value.

16-08-2016

Syria has issued a huge tender to buy one million tons of soft wheat from Russia, which even by international standards is a very large volume.

05-07-2016

The volume of wheat bought by the Syrian Government from its farmers this year is likely to be even smaller than last year’s record low level, meaning large amounts will need to be purchased from private sector traders or imported.

28-06-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual foreign trade of wheat since 1961.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual foreign trade of refined sugar since 1961.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual foreign trade of rice since 1961.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual foreign trade of olive oil since 1961.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual foreign trade of barley since 1961.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual wheat crop since 1961.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual olive crop since 1961.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual olive oil production since 1961.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual cottonseed crop since 1961.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual cotton lint production since 1961.

11-05-2016

Syria's annual barley crop since 1961.

03-05-2016

The table below lists all the Syrian companies contracted by UN agencies in 2014. The data include the name of the companies, the subject of the contracts and their value.

03-05-2016

The table below lists all the Syrian companies contracted by UN agencies in 2013. The data include the name of the companies, the subject of the contracts and their value.

03-05-2016

The table below lists all the Syrian companies contracted by UN agencies in 2012. The data include the name of the companies, the subject of the contracts and their value.

03-05-2016

The table below lists all the Syrian companies contracted by UN agencies in 2011. The data include the name of the companies, the subject of the contracts and their value.

19-04-2016

A weekly selection of reports, papers and articles on Syria.

15-03-2016

According to the FAO, Syria’s wheat import requirements remain high in spite of relatively good crop levels.

15-03-2016

Syria's cereals stocks in the period 2011-2016 based on FAO data.

19-01-2016

The Syrian Ministry of Economy has said that more than two thirds of the food and other aid imported in Syria by international donor organisations could be produced locally.

07-12-2015

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.

09-11-2015

As expected, Russia has supplied more than 100,000 tons of wheat to Syria free-of-charge.

29-10-2015

The Syrian Government has finalised the import of 200,000 tons of soft wheat from a local trader although the actual level of wheat supplies in the market appear to be well below demand.

19-10-2015

The deadline for bidding for the supply of 200,000 tons of wheat to Syria has been extended.

21-09-2015

The Syrian Government has bought only a fraction of the wheat harvest from local farmers and will likely maintain high import levels in the coming months.

27-07-2015

Syria’s agriculture sector has been substantially destroyed by the war, a joint report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) has found.

24-06-2015

After declining last year, Syria’s almond production, which is among the world’s five largest, is expected to pick up in 2015, according to a government official, although it will remain well below its historical averages.

22-09-2014

Wheat imports to Syria in the first eight months of this year have been robust, data from a Government official show.

08-09-2014
The volumes of wheat purchased by the Syrian Government from its farmers is well below last year’s already historically low level.

09-06-2014

The level of Lake Assad is falling seriously according to a Government official, endangering water supplies to large urban centres as well as for irrigation purposes.

19-05-2014

A report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation has confirmed the bleak prospects for Syria’s 2014 agricultural crop.

02-09-2013

Syria has cancelled two tenders for the procurement of food commodities in recent weeks, Reuters has reported, further endangering food supplies to the population.

29-07-2013

Syria has issued a new tender for the purchase of wheat as the government plans a surge in imports to meet falling demand.

15-07-2013

Syria’s falling agriculture production is forcing the government to issue various tenders for the import of food products.

08-07-2013

The Syrian government has no more revenues because of the ongoing conflict and the destruction of the economy, the Syrian Prime Minister has said.

08-07-2013

The FAO’s new estimate for Syria’s wheat crop is 2.4 million tons as the government reports that procurements from farmers are at less than a third of last year’s level.

25-02-2013

The Syrian government has issued a new tender to import wheat 100,000 tons of soft milling wheat from international markets.

18-02-2013

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.

04-02-2013

Syria has contracted for the import of an additional 100,000 tons of wheat, according to news reports.

24-01-2013

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.