Tunisia buys about 75,000 tonnes soft wheat in tender - trade

The lowest offer was believed to have been submitted by trading house Soufflet for 25,000 tonnes

  
Workers harvest wheat in a field at the outskirts of Beja governorate, about 115 km (71 miles) north of the capital Tunis June 14, 2013.

Workers harvest wheat in a field at the outskirts of Beja governorate, about 115 km (71 miles) north of the capital Tunis June 14, 2013.

REUTERS/Anis Mili

HAMBURG- Tunisia's state grains agency has purchased about 75,000 tonnes of soft wheat in an international tender which closed on Thursday, European traders said.

The wheat was said to have been bought in three 75,000 tonne consignments, two at an estimated $259.82 and $262.42 a tonne c&f both from trading house Soufflet.

The third was bought at an estimated $259.89 a tonne c&f from Casillo.

The wheat was sought for shipment between May 15 and June 25 depending on origin supplied. In its last reported soft wheat tender on March 18, Tunisia's state grains agency purchased about 117,000 tonnes at $298.49 and $302.19 a tonne c&f.

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

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