Iraq buys 170,000 tonnes of white sugar from Brazil, Europe

Iraq has bought 170,000 tonnes of white sugar from Brazil and Europe in a direct purchase contract, a trade ministry statement said on Wednesday.

Iraq’s trade ministry has selected Louis Dreyfus and ED & F Man Sugar Ltd to supply the purchased sugar, the statement said.

Iraq is the world’s second largest white sugar importer after the United States with an annual consumption estimated in the 2012-2013 period at 795,000 tonnes, according to trade group theInternational Sugar Organisation (ISO).


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