Tunisia buys soft milling wheat and feed barley in tender

The purchase is still subject to final confirmation

  
A tractor pulls a hay baler after reaping wheat at a field in Tunis June 18, 2014.

A tractor pulls a hay baler after reaping wheat at a field in Tunis June 18, 2014.

REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

HAMBURG- Tunisia's state grains agency is believed to have reached an agreement to buy around 50,000 tonnes of soft milling wheat and 50,000 tonnes of animal feed barley to be sourced from optional origins in an international tender that closed on Thursday, European traders said.

The purchase is still subject to final confirmation.

The wheat was said to have been bought in two 25,000 tonne consignments, one from trading house Casillo at an estimated $278.89 a tonne c&f and one from Glencore at $279.88 a tonne c&f, traders said.

The barley was also bought in two 25,000 tonne consignments, one from trading house Dreyfus at an estimated $237.87 a tonne c&f and one from Glencore at $240.23 a tonne c&f, traders said.

The wheat and barley were both sought for shipment between Nov. 20 and Dec. 15, depending on origin selected.

In its last reported soft wheat tender on Oct. 6, Tunisia's state grains agency purchased an estimated 92,000 tonnes. 

(Reporting by Michael Hogan, additional reporting by Gus Trompiz, editing by Mark Potter) ((michael.j.hogan@thomsonreuters.com; +49 172 671 36 54; Reuters Messaging: michael.hogan.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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