Saudi Arabia has imported 3.1 million tonnes of cement worth SR750 million ($200 million) in the past nine months, said a report.
Data released by the Customs Department said that the rise in cement imports is due to the increased
Iraq has enough wheat to last until March despite Islamic State militants taking over large areas of fertile land in the north, the head of the country's main grain-importing organisation told Reuters on Thursday.
Bahrain has confirmed a ban on imports of livestock and meat products from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria following an outbreak of Ebola, which has killed hundreds in the four West African countries.
Food import costs are expected to top the $1 billion (BD377 million) mark for the first time in Bahrain this year as the country increases its reliance on imported goods.
According to London-based Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU),
Kuwait's oil minister said his country was looking to sign an agreement with Iran to secure much-needed natural gas supplies.
The minister's comments to the state news agency Kuna late on Sunday came on
Egypt, grappling with an energy crunch, will enforce a ban on the production and import of air conditioners that can be set lower than 20 degrees Celsius, aiming to reassure citizens and industry hit with power cuts and fuel shortages.
The latest international import and export trends of tea trade were discussed at an ongoing meeting of more than 300 delegates from over 30 tea producing and consuming nations in Dubai.
The fifth Global Dubai T
A consignment of Australian livestock is on its way to Bahrain for the first time since authorities Down Under banned exports more than a year-and-a-half ago.
Bahrain was blacklisted after it turned away a ship
Saudi Arabia, one of the world's largest barley importers, has a strategic reserve of four million tonnes to last the kingdom for around eight months, a Gulf-based industry source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.