Iraq harvests 1 million tons of wheat and expects a record production

17/5/2019 17:40


(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Minister of Commerce, Mohammed Hashim al-Ani, announced the marketing of nearly one million tons of wheat in nine local provinces until Friday.
A statement of the ministry received the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of Al-Ani said, "The outcome of the marketing of wheat crop for the period of {15 April 2019}, until (May 17, 2019),amounted to 963155 tons.
He added that "this amount was 896033 tons of soft wheat first class and 65531 tons of soft wheat, the second degree, and the third class has reached the quantities marketed for this type 1591 tons."
The Minister of Commerce, that "Wasit province topped the provinces in terms of quantities of wheat marketed."
"The provinces that started the marketing campaign are Baghdad / Rusafa, Dhi Qar, Basra, Maysan, Wasit, Samawah, Najaf, Diwaniya, Hilla, Karbala and Babil."
The Minister of Commerce announced in mid-April the start of the marketing season in several Iraqi provinces, explaining that this season will be the largest in terms of receipt of marketed quantities of cereals under the expectations and indicators of the increase of cultivated land areas and provide the appropriate atmosphere.