TOKYO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Japan's Ministry of Agriculture bought a total of 106,045 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States, Canada and Australia in a regular tender that closed late on Thursday.
Japan, the world's sixth-biggest wheat importer, keeps a tight grip on 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 13,300* Hard Red Winter (semi hard) 20,875* Canada Western Red Spring 35,740** (protein minimum 13.5 pct) Australia Standard WhiteWest Australia) 36,130*** Shipment * Loading between Nov.21 and Dec. 20** Arriving by Jan. 31, 2018 *** Loading between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31 Source: Ministry of Agriculture
Japan buys 106,045 tonnes of food wheat via tender
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