ALGERIA – Algerian wheat imports exceeded $2 billion in the first ten months of 2014, up 10% compared with the same period a year earlier, the Algerian Customs told APS on Tuesday. The import bill of wheat (soft and durum) totalled $2.03 billion against $1.85 billion during the same period in 2013, up 9.72%, said the National Centre for Data Processing and Statistics of the Algerian Customs (CNIS).

The quantity of imported wheat reached 6.27 million tonnes in the first 10 months of 2014 against 5.33 million tonnes in the same period a year earlier, up 17,62%.

Sales of soft wheat totalled $1.36 billion for a quantity of 4.56 million tonnes against $1.43 billion for 4.28 million tonnes during the same period of reference.

Algeria imported 1.71 million tonnes of durum wheat for a total amount of nearly $672 million against 1.04 million tonnes for about $419 million during the same period of reference, an increase of more than 60% in terms of value.

Concerning the other types of cereals, Algeria’s barley imports totalized $146.85 million (573,104 tonnes) against $120.31 million (389,079 tonnes), an increase of more than 22% in value – Algeria Press Service

December 19, 2014;