July 22, 2011

 

Japan purchases 129,587 tonnes of wheat

 

 

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture purchased a total of 129,587 tonnes of food wheat from the US, Canada, and Australia in a regular tender that closed on Thursday (Jul 21), a ministry official said.

 

The wheat is for loading in September.

 

Japan buys about five million tonnes of foreign wheat a year for milling use, which accounts for about 90% of domestic consumption.

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