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Japan buys 89937 tonnes of food wheat via tender – Reuters Africa

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    TOKYO, May 17 (Reuters) - Japan's Ministry of Agriculture bought 89,937 tonnes of
food-quality wheat from the United States, Canada and Australia in a regular tender that closed
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 after rice, and buys the majority of the grain for
milling via tenders typically issued thrice a month.

Details are as follows (in tonnes):
   
 COUNTRY       TYPE                                               QUANTITY      
 U.S.          Western White                                         20,042  *
 U.S.          Dark Northern Spring(protein minimum 14.0 pct)        13,950  *
 Canada        Western Red Spring(protein minimum 13.5%)             30,730  *
 Australia     Standard White(West Australia)                        25,215  **
 Shipments: *Loading between June 21 and July 20, 2018
           **Loading between July 1 and July 31, 2018
    
Source: Ministry of Agriculture 

 (Reporting by Fumika Inoue; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)