Importation Of Food Products: Prices Declining

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The import prices by the Algeria of food and food products, for the vast majority, dropped in the first seven months compared to the same period in 2015 2016, learns the APS to the Ministry of trade. In the category of raw materials for the food industry, prices fell to 322 dollars per ton (usd/t) for hard wheat (-31,63% compared to the same period in 2015), to 192 usd/t for soft wheat (-25%) and 183 usd/t for corn (-10,3%). For its part, the purchase price of the milk powder was 2.319 usd/t (-21,34%).
The decline in import prices has also affected the brown sugar to 371 usd/t (-1.6%) and raw oils (declines ranging from 1.6% a14, 43%) except for raw coconut oil (+ 6.52%) and other raw food oils (+ 46.4%). For the grocery category, the import prices have increased for coffees roasted to 15.408 usd/t (+ 50.01%), infant milk to 6.861 usd/t (+ 4.5%) and tea to 2.287 usd/t (+ 2.5%).
On the other hand, a drop hit triple tomato concentrate in 864 usd/t (-26,8%), double concentrated tomato to 1,327 usd/t (-9,5%), tomato paste to 1.169 usd/t (-19,4%), pasta to 1.714 usd/t (12,5%), not roasted to 2,074 cafes usd/t (-11,67%), rice with 527 usd/t (-8,8%) and white sugar at 519 usd/t (-0.2%). For dried vegetables, declines were observed for dried beans to 917 usd/t (-34%) and dry peas to 531 usd/t (-28,63%). On the other hand, the import prices increased for the lenses to 1,079 usd/t (+ 15.15%) and chickpeas to 1.190 usd/t (+ 10.3%). As for garlic, it was imported to nearly 1,670 usd/t (+ 55.35%).
With respect to fresh fruits, apples were imported to 826 usd/t (+ 18.2%) and bananas to 721 usd/t (-2.2%). For meat and fish, prices declined for the beef chilled to 3.552 usd/t (-12,02%), for those frozen at 3.028 usd/t (-10,4%) and for fish frozen at 1,518 usd/t (-5.8%). The main countries supplying the Algeria in milk powder are among 18 which the first 5 are the New Zealand (37.6% of overall imports), the France (16.2%), the Argentina (14.3%), the Poland (10.1%) and Uruguay (9.1%). For raw food oils, almost all of the quantities imported was conducted by 6 leading operators including a private company which remains in first place with 58% of the total quantity imported.
Importation of sugar, this same private company remained dominant in providing 85% of the total imported. As white sugar, it is found that a proportion of 63.85% was imported by 6 private companies. About the coffee, not roasted, the major importers are 7 with nearly 70% of the total imports, while for coffee roasted, two importers have achieved over 30% of global imports. With regard to the cement, its average import prices declined to 64 usd/t against 84 usd/t (-23,3%)


Bananas and apples: more than 162 million dollars of imports


With respect to fresh fruits, it was imported to 112.7 million usd of bananas during the first 7 months of 2016 ($ 107 million usd over the same period to 2015) and 49.4 million usd of apples ($ 78.6 million usd).
The Bill was $ 25.1 million for the almonds ($ 22.4 million usd), $ 16.7 million of raisins ($ 20.5 million usd) and 4.7 million usd of dried apricots (against us $ 5.8 million), while imports of dry prunes totalled 9,59 million usd ($ 9.68 million usd). It is, moreover, found that costs of the imported garlic is passed on to 12.7 million usd ($ 9.2 million usd).
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