Iraq 2012 Wheat Purchases Down
Mon Oct 8, 2012 07:00 AM CDT

BAGHDAD (Dow Jones) -- Iraq, one of the world's largest wheat importers, said Monday that it has bought some 1.76 million tons of wheat so far this year and plans to import more for the rest of the year, compared with 2.7 million tons the country bought last year.

"We are about to buy more wheat from a tender that closed earlier this month," Hassan Ismael Ibrahim, director general of the Iraqi Grain Board, a state-run entity, told Dow Jones Newswires in an exclusive interview.

Iraq consumes some 4.5 million tons of wheat every year and needs to import more ...

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