Japan seeks 160,640 tonnes of food wheat via tender
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture sought 160,640 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States and Canada in a regular tender on Tuesday.
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 the grain for milling via tenders typically issued three times a month.
The tender will close late Thursday.
Details are as follows (in tonnes):
COUNTRY TYPE QUANTITY U.S. Western White 14,992 * U.S. Hard Red Winter(Semi Hard) 19,145 * U.S. Dark Northern Spring(protein minimum 14.0%) 31,828 * U.S. Dark Northern Spring(protein minimum 14.0%) 25,255 * Canada Western Red Spring(protein minimum 13.5 pct) 34,740 ** Canada Western Red Spring(protein minimum 13.5 pct) 34,680 * Shipments: * Loading between Jan. 16 and Feb. 15 ** Arriving by Mar. 5
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Fumika Inoue, editing by Louise Heavens)