December 26, 2011


Nigeria buys 120,000 tonnes of US wheat


Private exporters in the US had sold 120,000 tonnes of hard red winter wheat for delivery to Nigeria during the 2011-2012 marketing year, the USDA said Friday (Dec 23).


The 2011-2012 marketing year for wheat began June 1.


US exporters are required to report to the USDA any export sales activity of 100,000 tonnes or more of one commodity made in one day or quantities totalling 200,000 tonnes or more in any reporting period to one destination, by 3:00 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) the next business day, according to the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service. Any export sales under these quantities must be reported on a weekly basis.

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