Wheat imports at 3 million tons in 2012

Iraq plans to import 3 million metric tons of wheat next year, with tenders starting in January, according to Hassan Ibrahim, director general of the country’s grain board. The grain board wants $3 billion to spend on grain imports next year, up 10 percent from this year, Hassan said in an interview in Baghdad today. […]

Khalid Al-Ansari reports for Bloomberg:

Iraq plans to import 3 million metric tons of wheat next year, with tenders starting in January, according to Hassan Ibrahim, director general of the country’s grain board.

The grain board wants $3 billion to spend on grain imports next year, up 10 percent from this year, Hassan said in an interview in Baghdad today. Iraq uses 4.5 million tons of wheat a year and 1.25 million tons of rice, mostly imported, he said.