Egypt's GASC buys 180,000 tonnes of wheat in tender

The purchase comprised 120,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat and 60,000 tonnes of Romanian wheat, GASC said

  
An Egyptian farmer carries a bundle of freshly harvested wheat during the launch of the Government's local wheat harvest at a field at Beni Suef, south of Cairo, south of Cairo, Egypt April 24, 2017.

An Egyptian farmer carries a bundle of freshly harvested wheat during the launch of the Government's local wheat harvest at a field at Beni Suef, south of Cairo, south of Cairo, Egypt April 24, 2017.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO - Egypt's state grains buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), on Tuesday said that it bought 180,000 tonnes of wheat in an international tender for shipment over Sept. 20-30.

The purchase comprised 120,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat and 60,000 tonnes of Romanian wheat, GASC said.

Traders gave the following breakdown of the purchase in dollars per tonne:

* Nibulon: 60,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat at $244.50 plus $34.50 freight, equating to $279.00.

* Inerco: 60,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat at $244.80 plus $34.50 freight, equating to $279.30

* Viterra: 60,000 tonnes of Romanian wheat at $246.86 plus $33.05 freight, equating to $279.91

For a full list of offers presented at the tender, click on urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2P30VJ.

(Reporting by Nadine Awadalla and Michael Hogan Editing by David Goodman) ((Nadine.Awadalla@thomsonreuters.com;))


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