Iraq receives offers for rice in tender

Iraq is seeking at least 30,000 tonnes of rice

  

DUBAI- An Iraqi state tender for rice attracted a lowest offer of $432 a tonne for 30,000 tonnes of Pakistani rice, traders said on Thursday.

The offer was presented by Saif International.

Iraq is seeking at least 30,000 tonnes of rice and offers must remain valid up to Sept. 15.

The country's last reported rice purchase was 60,000 tonnes sourced from the United States on July 17.

Traders gave the following breakdown of offers in dollars per tonne on a cost, insurance and freight (CIF) basis:

* VA Trading: 30,000 tonnes of Argentinian rice at $541.20

* VA Trading: 30,000 tonnes of Argentinian or Uruguayan rice at $551.45

* ADM: 30,000 tonnes of Paraguayan rice at $546.15

* ADM: 30,000 tonnes of U.S. rice at $640.20

* Olam International: 40,000 tonnes of Thai rice at $471.80

* Olam International: 30,000 tonnes of Pakistani rice at $457.60

* Saif International: 30,000 tonnes of Pakistani rice at $432.00

* Saif International: 30,000 tonnes of Uruguayan rice at $572.00

* Hanalico: 50,000 tonnes of Uruguayan rice at $562.00

* Tiryaki: 30,000 tonnes of Brazilian rice at $554.90

* Amer Shan: 40,000 tonnes of Indian rice at $555.00

* Amer Shan: 30,000 tonnes of Uruguayan or Argentinian rice at $620.00

* Amer Shan: 30,000 tonnes of Paraguayan rice at $605.00

* Glencore: 30,000 tonnes of Argentinian rice at $555.00

* Glencore: 30,000 tonnes of Brazilian rice at $573.00

* Hakan: 30,000 - 60,000 tonnes of Thai rice at $472.13

* Canadian Agriculture: 90,000 tonnes of Uruguayan rice at $588.00

* Canadian Agriculture: 90,000 tonnes of Paraguayan rice at $554.00

(Reporting by Maha El Dahan; Writing by Michael Hogan in Hamburg and Nadine Awadalla in Cairo; Editing by Edmund Blair) ((michael.j.hogan@thomsonreuters.com; +49 172 671 36 54; Reuters Messaging: michael.hogan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))


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