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Japan buys 106,045 tonnes of food wheat via tender

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  1. 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  

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