Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Japan Buys 141,590 Tons of Feed Barley in SBS Tender

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Japanese feed makers and trading companies bought rights to import 141,590 metric tons of feed barley and 27,755 tons of feed wheat at a tender today, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.

The breakdown of suppliers is not available as participants can decide where to purchase from after the tender, which allocates import volumes, according to Masafumi Otsuka at the ministry’s grain-trade division.

Today’s tender was held under the so-called simultaneous buy and sell system, in which buyers jointly bid for grain volumes of any origin and quality. The system was introduced to loosen government control over grain imports.

The next grain-import tender will be held on Dec. 8 for a maximum of 30,000 tons of feed wheat and 200,000 tons of feed barley, Otsuka said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Aya Takada in Tokyo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: James Poole at

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.