Japan buys 114,242 tonnes food wheat via tender
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture bought 114,242 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States 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 12,532 * U.S. Hard Red Winter(Semi Hard) 20,660 * U.S. Western White 23,195 * U.S. Hard Red Winter(Semi Hard) 23,200 * U.S. Dark Northern Spring(protein minimum 14.0 pct) 34,655 *
Shipments: * Loading between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30
Source: Ministry of Agriculture
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Fumika Inoue; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)