Japan offers to buy 106,100 tonnes of food wheat via tender
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to buy a total of 106,100 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States and Canada 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 the majority of the grain for milling via tenders typically issued three times a month.
Details are as follows (in tonnes):
COUNTRY TYPE QUANTITY U.S. Western White 26,330 * U.S. Dark Northern Spring(protein minimum 14.0 pct) 10,520 * U.S. Hard Red Winter(Semi Hard) 34,190 * Canada Western Red Spring(protein minimum 13.5 pct) 35,060 *
Shipments: *Loading between Jan. 16, 2019 and Feb. 15, 2019
Source: Ministry of Agriculture
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Fumika Inoue)