CAIRO- Egypt's state grains buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Thursday that it bought 40,000 tonnes of Chinese rice in a tender.
GASC had been seeking an unspecified quantity of white rice with 10%-12% broken parts for arrival July 25-Aug. 20.
The grains buyer last bought 114,000 tonnes of Chinese rice at a tender in April.
Traders gave the following breakdown of the latest purchase:
* Wakalex: 40,000 tonnes of Chinese rice at $405.00 per tonne and inland charges of 555 Egyptian pounds ($33)
($1 = 16.7300 Egyptian pounds)
(Reporting by Maha El Dahan and Nadine Awadalla, editing by Susan Fenton) ((Sami.Aboudi@thomsonreuters.com; +20223948181;))