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Algeria’s Wheat Imports Rose More Than 40% in First 10 Months

Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Algerian wheat imports rose more than 40 percent to 6.35 million metric tons during the first 10 months of this year, according to customs’ data.

That compared with imports of 4.52 million tons in the same period of 2010, the data showed. The value of the wheat shipments more than doubled to $2.42 billion.

Soft wheat imports climbed 51 percent to 4.95 million tons while shipments of durum wheat increased 12 percent to 1.39 million tons, the data showed.

The biggest suppliers of wheat to Algeria during the period included the U.S., France, Canada, Germany and Spain.

To contact the reporter on this story: Salah Slimani at sslimani2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net

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