Wheat traders challenge Syrian officials' one-year reserves estimate

Published on 11 February 2013

International traders challenged Syrian officials' estimates that the government has enough wheat stored to last a year despite the raging 22-month revolt against President Bashar al-Assad's rule. (..) A kilo of bread now sells closer to market prices at about 100 Syrian pounds ($1.4), four times its fixed price, residents in several areas across Syria said. Last month the U.N. aid agency the World Food Programme (WFP) has said there were signs of availability problems with wheat flour and bread.

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