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Saudi Arabia seeking to buy 300,000 tons hard wheat

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s main state grain agency, the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) is seeking to buy 300,000 tons of hard wheat in a tender.
The wheat should contain 12.5 percent protein and will be for shipment from Sept. 1-30, SAGO said in a statement.
The deadline for offers is Friday, it said.
Of the total, 180,000 tons will be for shipment to the port of Jeddah and 120,000 tons to the port of Dammam.
Saudi Arabia has become a major importer of hard and soft wheat since abandoning plans for self-sufficiency in 200. It halted purchases of locally grown wheat this year.
The tender is the third to be announced in 2016.

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