- The rice was sought for delivery between June 1 and July 31. Tender deadline is April 16, traders said.
- Mauritius had on March 18 purchased about 4,000 tonnes of long grain white rice to be sourced from India and Pakistan for delivery between April 15 and June 15.
- HAMBURG: The state purchasing agency in Mauritius has issued an international tender to buy 4,000 tonnes of long grain white rice sourced from optional origins, European traders said on Friday. The rice was sought for delivery between June 1 and July 31. Tender deadline is April 16, traders said. Mauritius had on March 18 purchased about 4,000 tonnes of long grain white rice to be sourced from India and Pakistan for delivery between April 15 and June 15.
- Bangladesh has issued a series of rice purchase tenders in recent months amid dwindling supplies and a surge in prices
- HAMBURG: Bangladesh's state grains buyer has issued another international tender to purchase 50,000 tonnes of rice, traders said on Monday. The deadline for submitting price offers is March 28. It is the third rice tender issued by Bangladesh. Two previous tenders for 50,000 tonnes of rice from Bangladesh close on March 18 and March 24. Bangladesh, which has emerged as a major rice buyer as it seeks to replenish flood-damaged stocks, will buy 350,000 tonnes, including 150,000 tonnes each from India and Thailand and 50,000 tonnes from Vietnam, in state-to-state deals, a food ministry official said. Bangladesh has issued a series of rice purchase tenders in recent months amid dwindling supplies and a surge in prices. The new tender again seeks price offers for non-basmati parboiled rice in CIF liner out terms, including some ship unloading costs, for shipment to the ports of Chattogram and Mongla. The rice can come from worldwide origins and shipment is required 40 days after contract award.
DHAKA, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The lowest offer in the tender from Bangladesh’s state grains buyer to purchase 50,000 tonnes of rice which closed on Thursday was $427.33 a tonne, on a cost, insurance and freight basis, liner out, officials at the state grains buyer said.
The offer was submitted by a domestic farm while six other traders competed for the tender, which was issued earlier this month.
* Seventh tender since May after floods hit local output
* State grains buyer looks to import 1.2 mln T of rice
* Seeking imports both in government deals and tenders (Add details of import plan)
DHAKA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Bangladesh's state grain buyer has issued its seventh international tender since May to import 50,000 tonnes of parboiled rice in an effort to replenish reserves.
Bangladesh, the world's fourth-biggest rice producer, has emerged as a major importer of the grain this year after flash floods in April hit domestic output. As a result, the country is facing dwindling stocks and high local prices.
The deadline for offers in the tender is Aug. 20, with the rice to be shipped within 40 days of signing any deal, a senior official at the country's state grains buyer said.
The country has also been importing rice via state-to-state deals.
“We’ll be issuing tenders and at the same time looking for government deals until our import target is fulfilled,” Badrul Hasan, the head of Bangladesh's state grain buyer told Reuters.
The state grain buyer aims to import as much as 1.2 million tonnes this year, and has so far struck deals with Vietnam.
But plans to import from India and Thailand could be suspended because of high prices and the government is already looking to Cambodia to replenish stocks.
A Bangladeshi delegation, led by Food Minister Kamrul Islam, will visit Cambodia this week to sign a memorandum to import rice, ministry officials said.
Bangladesh bought 200,000 tonnes of Vietnamese white rice at $430 a tonne and 50,000 tonnes of parboiled rice at $470 a tonne in a state-to-state deal - at rates much higher than in previous tenders.
The lowest offer in the fifth tender by the state grains buyer for 50,000 tonnes of parboiled rice, which opened last Thursday, was from Olam at $419.51 a tonne, CIF liner out.
The sixth tender for a similar quantity of rice will close on Aug. 8.
Private traders have imported around 150,000 tonnes of rice from neighbouring India after the government cut import duties in late June.But prices of rice, a staple food for Bangladesh’s 160 million people, dropped only a little, posing a problem for the government which faces a national election due next year.
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