Jordan buys 120,000 tonnes wheat in tender –trade

Participants were believed to be Ameropa and Aston

  
Workers unload sacks of wheat flour in a warehouse in Jordan March 12, 2003 .

Workers unload sacks of wheat flour in a warehouse in Jordan March 12, 2003 .

REUTERS/Ali JarekjiCH/CRB

HAMBURG- Jordan's state grains buyer purchased 120,000 tonnes of hard milling wheat to be sourced from optional origins in a tender which closed on Wednesday, traders said.

Some 60,000 tonnes was bought from trading house Ameropa at $254.50 a tonne c&f for shipment in the first half of November, they said.

Another 60,000 tonnes was bought from trading house Aston at $254.90 a tonne c&f also for shipment in the first half of November, they said.

Ameropa and Aston were the only participants in the tender.

(Reporting by Michael Hogan and Maha El Dahan) ((michael.j.hogan@thomsonreuters.com; +49 172 671 36 54; Reuters Messaging: michael.hogan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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