Iraq buys Thai rice
- Published: 13/10/2012 at 10:39 AM
- Online news:
Iraq bought 100,000 metric tonnes of rice from Thailand, according to Iraq's Trade Ministry.
The purchase followed a tender for 30,000 tonnes of rice that closed on Oct 7, the ministry said in a statement.
Olam International will supply 70,000 tonnes of Thai rice, and Louis Dreyfus will supply the remaining 30,000 tonnes, it said.
Iraq consumes 1.25 million tonnes of rice a year, according to Iraqi Grain Board.
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