Bread: types of Egyptians' indispensable food

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 - 05:19 GMT

Egyptians consume 18 million tons of wheat per annum, producing around half the quantity and importing the rest.

Egypt sends Sudan bread production lines

Fri, 02 Oct 2020 - 04:58 GMT

The aid is the third shipment of the Egyptian urgent assistance to the Sudanese people, according to the statement.

Sisi directs government to enhance basic food commodities, boost strategic reserves in anticipation for any possible 2nd COVID-19 wave

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 - 08:30 GMT

The President also emphasized on developing the system of bakeries nationwide through automating the work cycle and modernizing logistical processes with the aim of improving product quality, reducing waste, and developing service for citizens.

Supply Ministry: Subsidized bread price unchanged

Tue, 18 Aug 2020 - 10:12 GMT

The Ministry will continue to cover the biggest part of the original bread price, which is 50 piasters for each loaf, it assured in a statement.

Egypt restored subsidies for 1.8 million since February: ministry

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 12:54 GMT

Egypt has returned 1.8 million people to its food staples subsidy program since February following earlier cuts, the supply ministry said on Tuesday.

Fuel consumer prices to be reviewed quarterly per annum

Sat, 06 Jul 2019 - 12:00 GMT

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued a decree on Saturday mandating the review of fuel pricing quarterly per annum based on Brent crude oil price and the exchange rate.

No increase in subsidized bread price- Ministry

Fri, 05 Jul 2019 - 12:47 GMT

As per the subsidy system, the government should produce more than 11.4 billion loaves of bread monthly for about 76.4 million people who are eligible for the bread subsidy.

Sudan hikes flour subsidies by 40 percent to lower bread prices

Sat, 03 Nov 2018 - 10:20 GMT

Sudan increased flour subsidies by 40 percent, after the reduction of subsidies this year sent bread prices higher and triggered protests.

Cabinet denies cancelling bread subsidy points

Sun, 09 Sep 2018 - 12:15 GMT

The Cabinet's Media Center denied on Sunday media reports that the government is going to cancel bread subsidy points and replace them with supply commodities.

Could sweet potato bread curb Egypt’s wheat needs?

Sun, 13 May 2018 - 08:57 GMT

The new loaf contains 10 percent barley, 10-15 percent broken rice, 35 percent coarse wheat flour and 35 percent sweet potatoes.

Bread protests hit Sudan as prices rise

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 - 10:50 GMT

Amid a decline in the Sudanese economy, bread prices have doubled due to a government ban on the private sector importing wheat.

Business news wrap-up

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 05:06 GMT

A wrap-up for the most prominent business news of the day.

Cabinet denies reducing bakeries’ quota of subsidized flour

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 - 12:48 GMT

The Supply Ministry said that the bread subsidies system is working as usual, without any change in the quotas of subsidized wheat or flour to any party.

Government to hold survey for new subsidies’ cardholders

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 - 01:04 GMT

the Ministry set the maximum number of family members eligible per card at four, and thresholds for incomes of LE 1,500 ($84.5) per month for full-time workers.

Egypt tightens eligibility for food subsidy cards

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 - 11:06 GMT

Egypt on Tuesday tightened rules for obtaining food subsidy cards, capping the number of new claimants per family and setting income limits as it works to reform its bloated economy.

Supply ministry prepares for new bread subsidy system

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 - 11:35 GMT

The numbers of market inspectors will increase to ensure proper implementation of the new system.

Local wheat supply sufficient until mid February

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 - 12:52 GMT

Egypt’s strategic reserve of wheat reached 5.9 million tons, enough to cover the domestic need for six months and half.

IDSC: Prices of bread, ration sugar, oil will not increase

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 - 03:59 GMT

The cabinet's Information and Decision Support Center denied the news fanned in media and websites about the increase of prices of subsidized bread.

Ending flour subsidies saves LE8B: Supply Ministry

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - 03:35 GMT

The Ministry of Supply will stop subsidizing flour for its bread subsidy program as of August.

Bread subsidies continue despite flour subsidies halt: Min

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 - 10:24 GMT

Consumers will still buy bread 5 piasters per loaf, spokesperson of the Ministry of Supply says