(Updates with prices in the second paragraph.)
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Tunisia agreed to buy 125,000 metric tons of optional-origin soft and durum wheat in a tender that closed yesterday, Assia Boussena, director of procurement at the state’s grain agency, said today.
The grain agency bought 25,000 tons of durum wheat at $459.495 a ton and 25,000 tons at $460.495 a ton for October and November delivery, Boussena said by telephone from Tunis.
The agency also bought 25,000 tons of soft wheat at $274.447 a ton, 25,000 tons of the same type of wheat at $274.441 a ton and 25,000 tons at $274 a ton for November and December delivery, she said.
All the wheat purchased at the tender includes the cost of freight, Boussena said.
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