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|14 December, 2018

Jordan bought 60,000 tonnes of barley in tender - sources

Jordan purchased the barley, of optional origin, from trading firm GTCS for $258.75 a tonne

Image used for illustrative purpose. Barley are seen at a threshing floor at a collective farm in the village of Krutilovichi, southwest of Minsk, July 20, 2014.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Barley are seen at a threshing floor at a collective farm in the village of Krutilovichi, southwest of Minsk, July 20, 2014.

REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

PARIS - * Jordan's state grains buyer bought 60,000 tonnes of animal feed barley in an international tender that closed on Thursday, traders and a government source said.

* It purchased the barley, of optional origin, from trading firm GTCS for $258.75 a tonne, cost and freight included, for shipment in the first half of April, they said.

* The sources said the following offers were made by other firms in the tender: Hakan $262; Glencore $266; Bunge $267; Al Ghurair $269.95; Viking $273; Aston $275; COFCO $280.5; CBH $281.

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* Jordan had sought in the tender to buy 120,000 tonnes of barley.

(Reporting by Maha El Dahan, Michael Hogan and Gus Trompiz; Editing by Mark Potter) ((gus.trompiz@thomsonreuters.com; +33 1 49 49 52 18; Reuters Messaging: gus.trompiz.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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