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

April 26 (Bloomberg) -- 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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Khalid Al-Ansary in Dubai at kalansary@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net

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