Japan buys 135,747 tonnes food wheat via tender

22.06.2017

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture bought a total of 135,747 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States, Canada and Australia in a regular tender that closed late on Thursday. Japan, the world's sixth-biggest wheat importer, keeps a tight grip on imports of the country's second-most important staple after rice, and buys majority of the grain for milling via tenders typically issued thrice a month.

Details are as follows (in tonnes): COUNTRY TYPE Quantity U.S. Western White 24,561* Hard Red Winter (semi hard) 9,690* Dark Northern Spring 35,710* (protein minimum 14.0 pct)   Canada Western Red Spring 31,106** (protein minimum 13.5 pct) Australia Standard White (West Australia) 34,680*** Shipments: *Loading between July 21 and August 20 **Loading between August 21 and September 20 ***Loading between August 1 and August 31


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