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Iraq buys US wheat
Iraq purchased from Columbia Grain International 200,000 tonnes of US hard red winter wheat after several weeks of talks at around $400 a tonne fob for shipment by end-year, officials said.

They said the deal was the last of a series of major contracts concluded since mid-Sept with major suppliers, including Archer Daniels Midland Co and international commodities trader Dreyfus, for a total of around 1 million tonnes of mostly American wheat.

Iraq paid close to the price levels agreed under the last deal for 300,000 tonnes of American wheat from ADM, the sources said.

Iraq's shipment period for the one million tonnes contracted is by year-end, with delivery to the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr, in separate 50,000 tonne cargoes.

Iraqi officials went on a massive buying spree in late September to ease shortages.

Data obtained by Reuters from trade and semi-official sources show that Iraq had imported only 1.6 million tonnes of wheat by September compared to 2.8 million tonnes last year.

The shortages prompted a decision to make large purchases despite record high prices to cover a forecast shortfall of over one million tonnes by year-end, officials said.

Iraq is one of the largest importers of US wheat, with yearly requirements of nearly 3 million tonnes and around one million tonnes of rice.
MGR Archive 21.10.2007
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