The country imports grain from the countries of the region, and domestically produced grain remains unpurchased. Agricultural associations say that from last year’s harvest, 6-8 thousand tons of wheat were not bought by the state.
This amount represents 10% of the domestic production of grain, but imports are inevitable to fill the granaries for the needs of the market. The association of farmers demands that in addition to the purchase of these thousands of tons of wheat, the cultivation of agricultural land should be stimulated and the market should be independent of imports.
Petar Stojkovski said that the state should increase customs duties for wheat and abolish the monopoly of raw materials.