PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Algeria’s state grains agency OAIC bought at least 150,000 tonnes of optional-origin durum wheat in a tender that closed last week, traders said on Tuesday.
Some traders said the volume purchased may have been as much as 350,000 tonnes. Algeria does not publish the results of its grain import tenders.
Traders cited prices paid ranging from $352 to $360 a tonne, cost and freight included. Most of the durum was expected to be sourced from Canada, with the rest from Mexico, traders added.
The tender called for shipment between Nov. 15 and Dec. 31.