Egypt's GASC buys 40,000 tonnes of Chinese rice in tender

GASC had been seeking an unspecified quantity of white rice with 10%-12% broken parts for arrival July 25-Aug. 20.

  

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;))


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