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Tunisia Agrees to Buy 125,000 Tons of Soft, Durum Wheat

September 29, 2011

(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.

--Editors: Claudia Carpenter, John Deane

To contact the reporter on this story: Jihen Laghmari in Cairo at jlaghmari@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net


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