Drought in northern Africa tipped to increase reliance on wheat imports

By Grain Brokers Australia
Updated June 16 2020 - 7:21pm, first published 7:00am
On the back of lower production levels, the North African region is forecast to overtake the Middle East as the world's biggest wheat importer in the 2020-21 marketing year, which is good news for exporting countries such as Australia.

Grain production in the North African countries of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia has been severely impacted by one of the worst droughts in the past four decades, leading to an increase in regional imports to meet domestic demand requirements.

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