Saudi ministry denies plan to remove subsidies on flour, bread

Saudi Arabia is considered to be one of the world’s highest consumers of wheat in the world

The average Saudi consumes 235 grams of wheat per day in the form of pita bread (pictured), buns or other bread types.

The average Saudi consumes 235 grams of wheat per day in the form of pita bread (pictured), buns or other bread types.

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment and Water and Agriculture has denied social media rumours that there plans to remove subsidies on flour and bread.

An official source at the ministry told Saudi Press Agency that there was that no truth to the claims that were made in media outlets and on social networking sites.

The source added that the milling companies in the kingdom will continue to sell flour to bakeries at the same prices.

Saudi Arabia is considered to be one of the world’s highest consumers of wheat in the world, according to recent research by the US Department of Agriculture. The average Saudi consumes 235 grams of wheat per day in the form of pita bread, buns or other bread types.

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