Tunisia’s state grains agency has purchased an estimated 92,000 tons of soft wheat in an international tender for 67,000 tons which closed on Tuesday, European traders said in initial assessments of the purchase.
The wheat was bought in three consignments of about 25,000 tons and one of 17,000 tons, they said.
One consignment was said to have been bought from trading house Soufflet at $263.42 a ton c&f, one from Casillo at $266.39 a ton c&f, one from GrainCorp at $263.27 a ton c&f and one from Dreyfus at $263.50 a ton c&f, traders estimated.
The wheat was originally sought in two consignments of 25,000 tons and one of 17,000 tons for shipment in 2020 between Oct. 25 and Nov. 25, depending on origin selected.
In its last reported soft wheat tender on Sept. 18, the Tunisian agency made no purchase of up to 42,000 tons sought because of high prices with the lowest offer in September said to be $257.35 a ton c&f.