Japan buys 76,143 tonnes of food wheat via tender
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture bought 76,143 tonnes of food quality wheat from the United States and Australia in a regular tender.
Japan, the world’s sixth-largest wheat importer, keeps a tight grip on imports of the country’s second-most important staple after rice, and buys the majority of it for milling via tenders typically issued three times a month.
Details are as follows (in tonnes):
COUNTRY TYPE QUANTITY U.S. Western White 17,670 * U.S. Dark Northern Spring(protein minimum 14.0%) 10,728 * U.S. Hard Red Winter(Semi Hard) 27,125 * Australia Standard White(West Australia) 20,620 *
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Fumika Inoue, editing by Mark Potter)