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Tunisia buys soft wheat and feed barley in tender- trade

Tunisia’s state grains agency has initially purchased an estimated 25,000 tonnes of soft milling wheat and about 50,000 tonnes of animal feed barley in an international tender which closed on Thursday, European traders said in initial assessments of the purchase.

The grains can all be sourced from optional origins. The tender had sought up to 134,000 tonnes of soft milling wheat and 100,000 tonnes of feed barley.

“Prices were regarded as too high and a smaller purchase was made than the tender volumes sought,” one trader said.

The soft wheat was bought at $215.90 a tonne c&f in a single consignment from trading house Glencore.

The barley was bought in two 25,000-tonne consignments at $194.89 and $196.25 a tonne c&f, both from trader GrainCorp.

The wheat was sought in four consignments of 25,000 tonnes and two of 17,000 tonnes for shipment between July 15 and Sept. 25 depending on country of origin.

The barley was sought in four consignments of 25,000 tonnes for shipment between July 25 and Sept. 25, also depending on the origin of supplies.
Source: Reuters (Reporting by Michael Hogan, editing by David Evans)

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