Japan offers to buy 113,167 tonnes food wheat via tender


Japan's Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to buy a total of 113,167 tonnes of food quality wheat from the United States and Australia in a regular tender that will close late on Wednesday. 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 the majority of the grain for milling via tenders typically issued three times a month

. Details are as follows (in tonnes): COUNTRY TYPE Quantity U.S. Western White 20,092* Hard Red Winter (semi hard) 11,230* Western White 16,100* Hard Red Winter(semi hard) 12,925* Dark Northern Spring 25,070* (protein minimum 14.0%) Australia Standard White (West Australia) 27,750** Shipments: * Loading between Apr.21 and May 20 **Loading between May 1 and May



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