Japan seeks 104,677 metric tons of food wheat via tender

TOKYO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) is looking to buy a total of 104,677 metric tons of food-quality wheat from the United States, Canada and Australia in a regular tender that will close on Thursday.

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

Details of the tender are as follows (in metric ton):

COUNTRY

TYPE

QUANTITY

U.S.

Western White

29,360

*

U.S.

Hard Red Winter(Semi Hard)

4,880

*

Canada

Western Red Spring (protein minimum 13.5 pct)

34,937

**

Australia

Standard White (West Australia)

35,500

***

Shipments: * Arriving by Feb. 29, 2024

** Loading between Dec. 21, 2023 and Jan. 20, 2024

*** Loading between Jan. 16, 2024 and Feb. 15, 2024

Source: Ministry of Agriculture

(Reporting by Fumika Inoue; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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