Wednesday 09 May 2012
Japan's Ministry of Agriculture is looking to buy a total of 106,200 tonnes of food wheat from the United States and Canada in a weekly tender closing on Thursday.3
Japan, the world's fifth-biggest wheat importer, keeps a tight grip on bulk imports of food wheat to protect local farmers and shield domestic consumers from volatile prices in international markets.
Japan usually offers tenders on the first three Tuesdays of every month.
Details are as follows (in tonnes):
COUNTRY TYPE QUANTITY
U.S. Western White 21,434
(protein maximum 10.5 pct)
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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