May 13, 2019 / 3:46 PM / 6 days ago

Egypt procures 1.6 mln tonnes of local wheat - cabinet

CAIRO, May 13 (Reuters) - Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, procured 1.62 million tonnes of wheat from local farmers from the start of the season through Sunday, the cabinet said in a statement on Monday.

Egypt expects to procure about 3.6 million tonnes of wheat from its farmers during the current season, which began on April 15, the cabinet said.

Reporting by Ehab Farouk; Writing by Yousef Saba; Editing by Alison Williams

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