Jordan’s Ministry of Industry and Trade lowered by 3 percent the sale price of subsidized flour to bakeries in July. The government is allocating $200 million to the subsidized baladi bread program in calendar year 2017. The ministry indicates that wheat stocks are sufficient to last a full year at current consumption rates. Jordan today counts with around one million metric tons of imported wheat; half of this amount is contracted for and being shipped. Seventy percent of the Jordan Valley’s farmers are not intending to plant crops this fall. Sources comment that the embargo against Qatar may cost Jordan; Qatar normally absorbs 11 percent of Jordan’s fresh produce exports.
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