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Commodity prices stable, prices drop: Minister of Supply

The minister pointed out that enough quantities of cooking oil have been contracted to suffice for consumption till the end of July – a total of 172,000 tonnes – with a value of EGP 1.5bn. A supply of Brazilian poultry, 23,300 tonnes, was also contracted.

Mohamed Ayyad

Egypt aims to boost wheat self-sufficiency

Wheat represented the largest single subsidy expenditure after fuel price support, which was unexpectedly cut at the start of July, increasing the prices of car fuel and natural gas by more than 70% and driving up food prices by 20% according to economists.

Daily News Egypt

Unsustainable solutions to unsustainability

Subsidy reform was inevitable. That’s what President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi and his supporters said this week when fuel prices were raised and taxes on some consumer goods were hiked. And they aren’t wrong. The “social contract” between the government and its people has clearly become unsustainable as deficits increased, especially over the past three years. …

Basil El-Dabh