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|23 October, 2018

Tunisia tenders to buy durum, soft wheat and barley- trade

The tender closes on Wednesday, Oct. 24

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 issued an international tender to purchase 50,000 tonnes of durum wheat, 125,000 tonnes of soft wheat and 100,000 tonnes of feed barley, European traders said on Tuesday.

The tender closes on Wednesday, they said.

The grains can be sourced from optional origins.

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The durum was sought in two 25,000-tonne consignments for shipment between Jan. 15 and Feb. 15, 2019, depending on origin.

The soft wheat was sought in five consignments of 25,000 tonnes for shipment between Nov. 15, 2018, and Jan. 5, 2019, depending on origin, they said.

The barley is sought in four 25,000-tonne consignments for shipment between Nov. 15, 2018, and Jan. 5, 2019, also depending on origin.

In its last reported tender on Oct. 3, Tunisia's state grains agency bought 25,000 tonnes of soft wheat, 50,000 tonnes of feed barley and 75,000 tonnes of durum. 

(Reporting by Michael Hogan, editing by Susan Fenton) ((michael.j.hogan@thomsonreuters.com; +49 40 419 03 4275; Reuters Messaging: michael.hogan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))