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Israeli group tenders to buy corn, feed wheat, barley HAMBURG: A group of Israeli private buyers has issued international tenders to purchase up to 85,000 tonnes of corn, 65,000 tonnes of feed wheat and 15,000 tonnes of feed barley all of optional origins, European traders said on Monday.The tenders close on Wednesday, May 13, traders said.Copyright Reuters, 2015 ...

Washington gives Jordan 100,000 tonnes of wheat worth $25mn AMMAN: The United States has given Jordan 100,000 tonnes of wheat as part of broader aid to help its Middle Eastern ally cushion the impact of Syrian refugees on its economy, U.S. officials said on Sunday.U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who signed the deal, valued at around $25 million, said the kingdom would be able to sell some of the wheat in the domestic market and use part of the proceeds to implement projects to ...
Egypt's GASC buys 120,000 tonnes of Russian, Romanian wheat ABU DHABI: Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), said on Tuesday it had bought 120,000 tonnes of Russian and Romanian wheat in a tender for June 16-25 shipment. Egypt, the world's biggest importer of wheat, bought 60,000 tonnes of Russian wheat from Vitol and 60,000 tonnes of Romanian wheat from Cargill, Mamdouh Abdel Fattah, GASC vice-chairman, said. The wheat was purchased at an average price of $205.76 a tonne on ...
Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 1,353,000 T May 4 ABIDJAN: Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,353,000 tonnes by May 4 since the start of the season on Oct. 1, exporters estimated on Monday, up from 1,336,000 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. Exporters estimated around 20,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to the West African state's two ports of Abidjan and San Pedro between April 27 and May 4, down from 24,000 tonnes during the ...
Kenya buys over 680,000 tonnes oil products for May-July SINGAPORE: Kenya's oil importers have bought over 680,000 tonnes of oil products for delivery over May to July, about 20 percent more than their previous purchase, industry sources said on Wednesday.They bought 346,055 tonnes of 50ppm sulphur gasoil, 213,822 tonnes of gasoline and 123,541 tonnes of jet fuel for delivery into the Kipevu Oil Terminal and the Shimanzi Oil Terminal from Gapco, KenolKobil, Total Kenya and Vivo Energy.The importers bought a rare cargo of 95-octane ...
Cameroon cocoa exports rise to 177,509 tonnes by end-March YAOUNDE: Cocoa exports from Cameroon, Africa's fourth largest producer, rose to 177,509 tonnes in the nine months to end-March, up from 143,374 tonnes during the same period in the previous season, the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) said on Tuesday. In March, Cameroon shipped 10,810 tonnes of cocoa beans, down from 19,806 tonnes in February but a sharp increase from 3,207 tonnes in the same month a year ago.The NCCB said 21 companies exported ...
Saudi Arabia buys 780,000 tonnes of hard wheat HAMBURG/ABU DHABI: Saudi Arabia bought 780,000 tonnes of hard wheat in an international tender which closed on Friday, the country's main state wheat buying agency, the Grain Silos and Flour Mills Organisation (GSFMO), said on Monday.The wheat, with 12.5 percent protein content, is for shipment during June to August, GSFMO acting director general Abdulrahman Al Ruwaitie said in a statement.The accepted origins are the European Union, North America, South America and Australia, at the sellers' ...


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