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ALGIERS- The State’s support to basic foodstuffs will continue despite the drop in oil prices and the global economic crisis caused by the pandemic of coronavirus, affirmed Tuesday, in Algiers, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cherif Omari.

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ALGIERS- Algeria's food import bill stood at USD625.84 million in January 2020 from USD737.66 million in the same period last year, a drop by USD111.82 million, (-15.16%), the general management of the Customs told APS.

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ALGIERS- Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cherif Omari said Algeria has sufficient basic food stocks, calling citizens to report attempts to speculate.

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ALGIERS- Basic food products are available for a period of six months, and one year for some foodstuffs, which does not justify the rush to grocery stores over coronavirus concerns, the head of the national organization of Algerian tradesmen and craftsmen, El Hadj Tahar Boulenouar, said Tuesday in Algiers.

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Food import bill down by 6% in 2019

Thursday, 20 February 2020 16:52

ALGIERS- Algeria’s food import bill fell by almost 6% in 2019, compared to last year, the General Directorate of Customs (DGD) told APS on Thursday.

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ALGIERS- Algeria has launched the challenge of equilibrating its balance of trade of basic foodstuffs and farm products by 2024 through the sustainable development of agriculture and fishing as well as the rationalization of the imports of subsidized products, according to the draft action plan of the government for the implementation of President of the Republic’s programme.

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ALGIERS- Algeria's import bill of basic foodstuffs, especially dairy products and meats, went up by over 17% during the first four months of 2017, compared with the same period in 2016, the Algerian Customs' National Centre of Data Processing and Statistics (CNIS) told APS.

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ALGIERS -  Newly-appointed Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries Abdelkader Bouazgui ensured Tuesday in Algiers that food products are available during the Holy month of Ramadan, notably milk, meat and vegetables.

The minister also undertakes its mission of control prices and quality.

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