May 11, 2007


Japan's agriculture ministry buys 140,000 tonnes wheat in tender



Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has bought 140,000 tonnes of wheat in a tender concluded Thursday (May 10), an agriculture ministry official said.


The wheat is scheduled to arrive between June 21 and July 20.


The details of the wheat purchase tender are as follows:


Quantity                  Grade                       Origin

(in tonnes)

20,000                 Western White               US

16,000                 Hard Red Winter             US

24,000                 Dark Northern Spring     US

40,000                 Western Red Spring       Canada

20,000                 Amber Durum               Canada

20,000                 Standard White             Australia


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