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(Reuters) - Morocco's soft wheat imports may be its highest since 1981 after unfavourable weather left it with the worst cereal campaign among North African countries this year, while Algeria and Egypt expect lower purchases because of good local harvests.
Morocco's agriculture ministry expects a 43 percent drop in this year's cereal harvest that would include 2.6 million tonnes of soft wheat, one million tonnes of durum wheat and 1.2 million tonnes of barley.
Last year's harvest comprised 4.17 million tonnes of soft wheat and 1.85 million tonnes of durum wheat.
Morocco is likely to import at least 4 million tonnes of soft wheat in the 12 months to end-May 2013, which would be the highest since 1981, according to data from the private Cereals Traders National Association (ANCL), which groups the country's private industry operators.
The figure could rise to 4.8 million tonnes if durum wheat prices reach "prohibitive levels," they said.
Having suspended import duties until the end of May, Rabat raised them to 17.5 percent in the period from June 1 to end-December as it braced for the collection of the domestic harvest and higher imports.
Morocco kept unchanged the price it pays local farmers for their soft wheat at a lucrative 2,900 dirhams per tonne but it cut by a third the period over which it subsidises storage of locally-produced wheat.
L'articolo prosegue con la situazione dei cereali nel resto del Nord-Africa, dove la produzione di grano sembra molto promettente.
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Ve la riassumo brevemente: la semina del duro in N.Dakota è stata praticamente completata (94%), e l'87 % del duro al momento si troverebbe in condizioni eccellenti. Temperature più elevate del normale e buone condizioni di umidità spingono le colture.