In January, Syria bought 200 000 tons of Russian wheat
The Director General of the state organization for trade and production of grain spoke about cooperation between Russia and Syria.
On Saturday, January 19, the General Director of the state organization for trade and production of grain Yusef Kasim spoke about cooperation between Russia and Syria in this industry. According to him, in January 2019, Damascus purchased two hundred thousand tons of Russian wheat. A similar acquisition is planned for next month. The thing is that 2018 for Syria has distinguished an extremely low yield of grain crops. And before the Syrian crisis, ATS produced about four million tons of wheat per year. This is written “RIA Novosti”.
After the outbreak of hostilities, the volume of grain production has deteriorated significantly – 1.8 million tons per year. And 2018 was marked by bad weather conditions for Syria and brought only 1.2 million tons of grain. This figure is a record low for the last 29 years.