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Morocco’s Wheat Imports Increase to 256,000 Tons in October

Morocco imported more than 256,000 tons of soft wheat last month according to the National Federation of Grain Merchants.

The Federation revealed that these quantities of soft wheat were imported from France, Romania, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia, as part of an effort to recover from a wheat supply deficit which began in September.

The goal is to encourage traders to purchase two million tons of grain to secure the national stock and address the shortage caused by drought.

During the same period, the volume of imports decreased to 256,000 tons compared to 369,000 tons in September. The quantities of imports to the port of Casablanca reached 216,000 tons, followed by the ports of Agadir and Jorf Lasfar.

France remains the main supplier to Morocco with a share of 103,275 tons, followed respectively by Romania with 59,459 tons, Lithuania with 33,000 tons, Poland with 32,979 tons, and Russia with 27,300 tons.

This increase in wheat imports reflects Morocco’s strategy to enhance its food security, address the challenges of drought, improve grain availability, and enhance the Kingdom’s self-sufficiency.