[size=36]Trade reassures citizens: Our wheat stocks are good and constantly rising[/size]
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, the Ministry of Commerce announced, on Saturday, that the marketed quantities of local wheat from farmers and farmers amount to 300,000 tons, and it is constantly increasing as a result of the opening of marketing centers in Anbar and Salah al-Din.
In a statement received by Mawazine News, the ministry said, "The marketing season is still achieving great successes by marketing more than 300,000 tons of wheat, and the process of opening marketing centers in the central and western regions has begun, which indicates that the marketing season will achieve large quantities of wheat." wheat for the ration card and meet the country's needs.
She added, "The position of receiving wheat on May 6 was as follows: Basra 951 tons, Najaf 1,073 tons, Anbar 1208 tons, Karbala 2,548 tons, Maysan 2,325 tons, Babel 4,020 tons, Wasit 14,446 tons, Muthanna 3,766 tons, Diwaniyah 5,036 tons, Nasiriyah." 1178 tons, Al Rifai 1510 tons, the total receipt today is 38068 tons, and the total marketing receipt is 265,589 tons.”
In its statement, the ministry indicated that "the Ministry of Commerce's storage of wheat reached good quantities after importing more than 250 thousand tons of imported wheat, in addition to the presence of quantities in the ministry's stores that were prepared to distribute a new meal of flour to citizens."
And she continued, "It dealt with the global grain crisis positively by relying on what is available in its stores and importing quantities of wheat through the available funds it receives from the Ministry of Finance despite the lack of approval of the state's general budget, which indicates the stability of the country's need for wheat during the coming period and moving away from the circle of Risks in light of what is happening as a result of the global crisis in the rise in grain prices.
The Ministry of Commerce pointed out that "the success of the marketing season and the arrival of large quantities of farmers during this period indicates that the season will be successful by all standards, despite the fact that the agricultural plan has reduced half of the cultivated quantities from last year."
She added, "The Food Security Law, which will be approved by the House of Representatives, allows the Ministry to obtain a quantity of 3 million tons as a strategic stockpile for wheat, which makes Iraq out of the danger of the economic crisis because of the quantities proposed as strategic storage, and secondly, the marketing season and the large quantities that it achieves after the decision of the Council of Ministers to increase The prices of wheat are up to 750 thousand tons, and the agricultural plan is made open, and thirdly, the Australian and German wheat that arrived in the southern ports during the past days are in stock.
The ministry reassured the citizens that the ministry's stockpile of wheat is good and is constantly increasing as a result of the marketing season and the ministry's import plan for the grain crop, and also that international companies are making proposals to sell large quantities of wheat to Iraq in the event the food security law is approved or the funds that come to the ministry through need. Ration card".
The marketing season began on the first of May in the governorates of Basra, Dhi Qar, Wasit, Diwaniyah and Muthanna, while marketing operations began after this date in Karbala and Najaf and escalated to Anbar Governorate, and today the season was opened in Samarra.
The Ministry of Commerce had announced its readiness to receive the marketed quantities from farmers, noting that "there are great facilities this season that allow farmers to deliver their crops with high transparency and without any inconveniences." Ended 29/N33