TOKYO, April 19 (Reuters) – Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture bought 101,902
tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States and Canada in a regular
tender that closed late on Thursday.
Japan, the world’s sixth-biggest wheat importer, keeps a tight grip on
imports of the country’s second-most important staple after rice, and buys the
majority of the grain for milling via tenders typically issued thrice a month.
Details are as follows (in tonnes):
COUNTRY TYPE QUANTITY
U.S. Western White 20,702 *
U.S. Hard Red Winter(semi hard) 19,975 *
U.S. Dark Northern Spring?protein minimum 14.0 pct) 28,109 *
Canada Western Red Spring?protein minimum 13.5 pct) 33,116 *
Shipments: *Loading between May 21 and June 20, 2018
Source: Ministry of Agriculture
(Reporting by Fumika Inoue; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)