Algeria’s state grains agency OAIC is believed to have purchased durum wheat in a tender which closed on Wednesday.
The volume bought was unclear but was thought to be around 200,000 tonnes.
Its estimated that two Panamax bulk carrier shipments were bought, one at $351 to $352 a tonne c&f and another of Canada western amber durum (CWAD) at a slightly higher price.
In add, two to three handysized bulk carrier shipments were bought in the high $350 levels at around $358 a tonne c&f.
Shipment was sought between May 1-15 and May 15-31.
In its last reported durum tender on March 4, Algeria bought between 180,000 and 240,000 tonnes at the lowest estimated price of $372 a tonne c&f.
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