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Lebanon looks to India to satisfy its wheat demands


With coronavirus threatening global wheat supply chains, the Lebanese government is looking further afield for wheat, a key import.Lebanon is reliant on imports for around 80 percent of its food needs – of these, wheat is by far the most important, required to make widely-consumed Arabic flatbread. The vast majority of wheat imports to Lebanon come from Russia (46 percent) and Ukraine (30 percent). But typical exporters, seeking to secure supply for local populations, have begun hoarding their own reserves.One potential new source that Lebanon could turn to is India. Last week, the Lebanese government requested 40,000 tonnes of wheat …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya

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