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Japan Buys 63,280 Tons of Feed Wheat, 90,360 Tons of Barley

November 09, 2011

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Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Japan bought 63,280 metric tons of feed wheat and 90,360 tons of feed barley today through a tender system introduced to loosen government grain-import controls, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.

Shipment must be made by Jan. 31, Masafumi Otsuka at the ministry’s grain-trade division said today by phone. A breakdown of the countries of origin wasn’t available, he said.

The ministry, which holds feed-grain import tenders every Wednesday, plans to hold its next tender on Nov. 16 for a maximum of 90,000 tons of wheat and 200,000 tons of barley. The tender is held under the so-called simultaneous buy-and-sell system.

--Editor: Jarrett Banks

To contact the reporter on this story: Aya Takada in Tokyo at atakada2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jarrett Banks at jbanks15@bloomberg.net


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