Egypt has enough sugar to next November: supply ministry spokesman

Egypt has sufficient sugar reserves to cover until next November, said the supply ministry spokesman Mamdouh Ramadan said Sunday.

The country’s storage capacity is currently 1 million tonnes of sugar, Ramadan added.

Egypt consumes around 3.4 million tonnes of sugar annually but produces just around 2.2 million tonnes, with the gap filled by imports, usually between July and October when local beet and sugar cane supplies have wound down.