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Ethiopia gets 5 participants in 400,000T wheat tender

An Ethiopian government agency has received offers from five trading houses in an international tender to buy 400,000 tonnes of milling wheat which closed on Tuesday, European traders said on Wednesday.

After the technical aspects of their offers are approved, the five submit price offers. No purchase has yet been reported, traders said.

Traders said trading house Aston offered 100,000 tonnes of Russian-origin wheat.

Trading house Rosentrade offered 400,000 for shipment from Russia, Promising International offered 100,000 tonnes from Ukraine and Grainexport offered 100,000 tonnes from Russia.

Trading company A Plus offered 400,000 tonnes with 100,000 tonnes each from Russia, Romania, France and Ukraine.

The tender seeks arrival in December.

Another tender from Ethiopia for 200,000 tonnes of wheat closes on Oct. 15. A previous tender for 400,000 tonnes of wheat from Ethiopia had closed in July with no purchase reported by traders.

Ethiopia is still struggling with the impact of drought which has devastated farms in some regions. Crops in Ethiopia and elsewhere in East Africa are also suffering from swarms of locusts.


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