Iraq Purchases 300,000 Tons of Wheat, 150,000 Tons of Rice

Iraq bought 300,000 metric tons of wheat and 150,000 tons of rice, according to the country’s grain board.

The government bought 150,000 tons of Australian-grown wheat, 100,000 tons from Canada and 50,000 tons of Kazakh grain, Hassan Ibrahim, the board’s director general, said in a telephone interview from Baghdad today. The purchase followed a tender for 50,000 tons that expired April 15, he said.

Iraq bought the Thai-grown rice in a tender that expired April 22, Ibrahim said.

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