Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer has bought 2.7 million tons of wheat from its farmers so far this season, Reuters reported on Sunday.
Egypt has said it aims to procure 3.6 million tons of wheat from local farmers during the season.
Last Month, Egypt’s General Authority for Supply Commodities said it had signed contracts to import 240,000 tons of wheat from Romania and Ukraine.
The quantities will be delivered from 20 May to 5 June, it added.
Egypt is traditionally the largest importer of wheat, as its per capita consumption of bread products ranks among the highest in the world.
A report by Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture last November said that Egypt has imported 10.1 million tons of wheat from nine countries in Eastern Europe and Asia since January.
One of the world’s largest wheat importers, Egypt imported nearly 7.1 million tons from Russia, the report said.
In second place came Ukraine at 100,000 tons.