Ethiopia launches first milling wheat tender since May

17 Sep 2019 | Tom Houghton

Ethiopia’s state grains monopoly became the latest in a growing list of buyers in the wheat market to open an import tender, asking for offers for 400,000 mt of milling wheat in a deal set to close late next month.

Ethiopia is looking to import optional origin milling wheat, according to a document from the Public Procurement and Property Disposal Service (PPPDS) seen by Agricensus.

Bid documents from PPPDS typically specify for 11.5% milling wheat, with parcels to be delivered into Djibouti around two months after the deal has been agreed.

The tender is set to close on October 23.

At its previous tender, which closed in May, PPPDS booked 1 million mt of optional origin milling wheat from Gemcorp – paying $247.09/mt CIFLO Djibouti for the first 400,000 mt and $242.97/mt CFR Djibouti for the balance.

Details of Ethiopia’s previous buying can be found on the Tenders Dashboard.