Japan bought 147,118 metric tons of milling wheat from the U.S. and Australia in a regular tender today, said the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
It was the smallest purchase since April 26, when the government bought 106,200 tons, according to Toshiki Toji at the ministry’s grain-trade division. The ministry, which controls overseas purchases and domestic sales of wheat to stabilize supply, has bought 1.18 million 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 23,307 July 21-Aug. 20 Hard Red Winter 21,695 July 21-Aug. 20 Dark Northern Spring 44,656 July 21-Aug. 20 Dark Northern Spring 21,400 by Sept. 30 Australia Standard White 36,060 Aug. 1-Aug. 31 ================================================================
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