General Establishment for Cereals Processing and Trade (86)

03-03-2021

The Syrian government has walked back from a decision that sought to limit inflation on consumer goods, relieving importers of most commodities from the obligation to sell a fixed share of their imports to state-owned entities at cost price.

10-02-2020

A full breakdown of Syria's 2020 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

18-09-2019

Despite a good harvest, the Syrian government is continuing to import wheat at a significant scale.

11-09-2019

Syria has issued a new tender for the import of soft wheat bread.

24-07-2019

An Iranian company is set to commission a new flour mill near Suweida as part of a contract funded by a credit line granted by Tehran.

24-07-2019

The government is forcing importers to sell part of the products they import to state entities at cost price in bid to limit inflation on consumer goods.

12-06-2019

A Lebanese company owned by Samer Foz has been one of the main beneficiaries of the Syrian government’s wheat import contracts in past years and at prices well above market rates.

26-03-2019

Syria’s main state entities operating in the cereals sector are set to merge into a single institution that will be headquartered in Hassakeh.

20-03-2019

A full breakdown of Syria's 2019 budget with current and investment expenses detailed for each item in the budget.

30-01-2019

Syria plans to continue to buy large volumes of wheat from global markets this year, a government official has said.

03-12-2018

The Syrian government has issued a new international tender to import wheat, the fifth this year.

23-10-2018

Syria has signed a contract to buy new volumes of wheat from Russia at prices that remain well above world market levels.

16-10-2018

Syria has issued a new international tender to import wheat, the fourth since the beginning of the year.

24-09-2018

Syria has signed a deal for the import of 200,000 tons of soft milling wheat.

04-09-2018

The Syrian cereals buying entity has issued a new tender for wheat imports as it seeks to compensate for the significant production shortage.

28-08-2018

The volume of wheat procured from local farmers this year by the state’s grains purchasing entity declined by a third and was at its lowest level in decades.

10-07-2018

Syria has concluded a wheat import contract, the first in months, Reuters has reported.

26-06-2018

A Syrian official said that his government plans to import 1.5 million tons of wheat this year, but the actual situation of the market is unclear.

19-02-2018

Syria has issued a tender for the import of new volumes of soft milling wheat.

14-11-2017

The advance of regime forces in the eastern region of Syria has enabled the government to take control of wheat stocks and increase the volumes procured locally.

31-10-2017

Moscow is providing finance for a 3-year deal to import large quantities of wheat from Russian farmers, a Syrian government official has said.

08-08-2017

The volume of wheat purchased by the Syrian government from its farmers will fall sharply again this year, an official has said.

17-07-2017

To save time and money, the Syrian government has announced new payment terms for wheat imports.

20-06-2017

A government official has said that 225,000 tons of Russian wheat had been supplied under commercial terms since February.

29-05-2017

The Syrian government is planning to buy only a small portion of its local wheat production, statements from officials indicate.

16-05-2017

The Syrian government is increasing its control over the local wheat market in a bid to procure as much wheat as possible from the local crop.

27-02-2017

The government is embarking on a new deal to import much needed wheat although it only has money to procure a small portion of its requirements.

31-01-2017

Syria’s one-million-ton wheat import deal from Russia, which was contracted to a little-known company, is now reportedly in jeopardy, highlighting the disruptive role regime cronies play in all sectors of the economy.

06-12-2016

Moscow has confirmed that it would send 100 thousand tons of wheat to government-held parts of Syria as humanitarian aid.

01-11-2016

Across opposition-held areas, the supply of wheat and bread appears to be a key priority for local institutions often supported by international donors.

18-10-2016

Syria has finally concluded a deal to buy wheat from Russia albeit at a significantly discounted price.

11-10-2016

The Syrian government may, after all, not be able to pay for the one million tons of wheat it has tendered to buy from Russia.

04-10-2016

The Syrian government is expected to announce in the next few days the name of the Russian company that will be contracted for the supply of one million tons of soft wheat.

20-09-2016

Although estimates of Syria’s wheat crop vary they all confirm a further decline in output.

16-08-2016

Syria has issued a huge tender to buy one million tons of soft wheat from Russia, which even by international standards is a very large volume.

25-07-2016

Syria’s grains purchasing entity, the General Establishment for Cereals Processing and Trade (Hoboob), has awarded a contract to buy 200 thousand tons of Russian soft milling wheat.

05-07-2016

The volume of wheat bought by the Syrian Government from its farmers this year is likely to be even smaller than last year’s record low level, meaning large amounts will need to be purchased from private sector traders or imported.

04-01-2016

Syria has bought 200 thousand tons of wheat from Russia as it seeks to meet the gap between local supplies and demand.

15-06-2015

Syria has issued a tender for the supply of 150,000 tons of soft wheat to be paid by an Iranian credit line.

04-05-2015

Syria is to receive an important shipment of wheat from Russia, according to a local report.

06-04-2015

Syria is negotiating with Italian traders for a barter deal to import bread-making wheat.

23-03-2015

Syria has issued a tender for the import of 150,000 tons of soft wheat.

22-09-2014

Wheat imports to Syria in the first eight months of this year have been robust, data from a Government official show.

08-09-2014
The volumes of wheat purchased by the Syrian Government from its farmers is well below last year’s already historically low level.

25-08-2014

The government has extended an exemption of all import fees and duties on a list of food items imported by state entities until the end of this year.

08-04-2014

The Commercial Bank of Syria is allocating new funds to purchase the wheat crop from farmers.

18-11-2013

Syria imported more than 300,000 tons of sugar in the first three quarters of the year with more to come, according to a report.