(Updates with details of purchase in second paragraph.)
Dec. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Egypt, the world’s biggest wheat importer, bought 240,000 metric tons of Argentinian and Russian wheat at a tender today, Nomani Nomani, the vice chairman of the General Authority for Supply Commodities, said in Cairo.
The authority, also known as GASC, bought 60,000 tons of Argentinian wheat at $219.70 a ton from Glencore International Plc and two 60,000-ton cargoes of the same type of grain from Nidera Inc. and Glencore respectively at $221.69 a ton, Nomani said.
GASC also purchased a 60,000-ton cargo of Russian grain from Noble at $244.50 a ton, he said.
The wheat, bought on a free-on-board basis, is for Feb. 20 to Feb. 29 shipment.
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