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Algeria's grain production expected at 4.6 mln tonnes for 2017 vs 3.3 mln tonnes in 2016 - source


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UPDATE 1-Algeria's grain production expected at 4.6 mln tonnes for 2017 vs 3.3 mln tonnes in 2016 - source


(Adds details on land use)
    ALGIERS, July 17 (Reuters) - Algeria's grain production is
expected to increase to 4.6 million tonnes for the 2017 season
versus 3.3 million in 2016 thanks to good levels of rain, a
source at ministry of agriculture told Reuters.
    "We are expecting a little more than 3 million tonnes durum
and soft wheat, and around 1.5 million tonnes of barley," the
source said.
    Official figures should be released by the end of July. The
output rise is due to a better rain fall, particularly in
December and January, the source said.
    Algeria's total land used for grain is estimated at 3.5
million hectares for this season compared with 3.3 million
hectares in 2016.
    "It is roughly 1.6 million hectares for durum, 0.5 million
hectares for soft wheat, and 1.3 million hectares for barley,"
the source said.
    Algeria is one of the biggest importers of grains (durum,
soft wheat and barley) in the world with an average of 5 million
tonnes per year, according to official figures. But the
government has been trying to reduce imports to help offset the
impact of the slide in global oil prices.

 (Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; editing by Patrick Markey)
 ((pat.markey@thomsonreuters.com; +213-661-692993; Reuters
Messaging: pat.markey.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

Keywords: ALGERIA GRAINS/ (UPDATE 1)



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