Japan buys 99,462 tonnes of food-quality wheat via tender
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture bought 99,462 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States and Canada 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 16,690 * U.S. Dark Northern Spring(protein minimum 14.0 pct) 10,940 * U.S. Hard Red Winter 36,370 ** Canada Western Red Spring(protein minimum 13.5 pct) 35,462 *
Shipments: * Loading between Dec. 21, 2018 and Jan. 20, 2019 ** Arriving on Feb. 28, 2019
Source: Ministry of Agriculture
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Fumika Inoue; Editing by Sunil Nair)