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Japan offers to buy 119,512 tonnes of food wheat via tender

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to buy a total of 119,512 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States, Canada and Australia in a regular tender that will close late on Thursday.

TOKYO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Japan's Ministry of Agriculture is seeking to buy a total of 119,512 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States, Canada and Australia in a regular tender that will close late on Thursday.

Japan, the world's sixth-biggest wheat importer, keeps a tight grip on imports of the country's second most important staple behind rice and buys the majority of the grain for milling via tenders typically issued three times a month.

Details are as follows (in tonnes):

COUNTRY

TYPE

QUANTITY

U.S.

Western White

8,110

*

U.S.

Hard Red Winter(Semi Hard)

19,760

*

U.S.

Hard Red Winter(Semi Hard)

21,370

**

U.S.

Dark Northern Spring(protein minimum 14.0 pct)

9,079

**

Canada

Western Red Spring(protein minimum 13.5 pct)

32,475

**

Australia

Standard White(west Australia)

28,718

***

Shipments: *Arrival by Jan 31, 2022

**Loading between Nov 21 and Dec 20

***Loading between Jan 1, 2022 and Jan 31, 2022

Source: Ministry of Agriculture

(Editing by David Goodman )

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