Ministry seeks almost 50k tonnes of wheat

Japan is the world’s sixth largest importer of wheat — the country’s second-most important staple after rice. According to an article published in the Hellenic Shipping News on April 15, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries sought 132,277 tonnes of food-quality wheat from Canada, Australia and the United States. It is reported that, in June, Canada is to load some 48,920 tonnes of Western Red Spring wheat.

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