Japan is seeking to buy 152,846 metric tons of milling wheat from the U.S. and Canada in a regular tender on May 24, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said today.
The volume sought is the smallest since May 10, when the government bought 151,416 tons, according to Toshiki Tojo at the ministry’s grain-trade division. The ministry, which controls overseas purchases and domestic sales of wheat to stabilize supply, has bought 700,759 tons through regular tenders this fiscal year, compared with 4.65 million tons in the year ended March 31. Details of this week’s tender are listed below:
================================================================ Exporter Grade Tons Shipments ================================================================ U.S. Western White 18,347 June 21-July 20 Hard Red Winter 28,458 June 21-July 20 Dark Northern Spring 25,010 By Aug. 31 Dark Northern Spring 32,245 June 21-July 20 Canada Western Red Spring 18,683 By Sept. 30 Canada Western Red Spring 30,103 July 21-Aug. 20 ================================================================
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