Japan offers to buy 159,610 tonnes food wheat via tender


Japan's Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to buy a total of 159,610 tonnes of food quality wheat from the United States, Canada and Australia in a regular tender that will close 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 24,100* Hard Red Winter (semi hard) 22,560* Dark Northern Spring 34,455* (protein minimum 14.0 pct)   Canada Western Red Spring 24,200** (protein minimum 13.5 pct) Western Red Spring 30,875** (protein minimum 13.5 pct) Australia Standard White (West Australia) 23,420*** 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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