The Grain Corporation finishes awarding 689,000 tons of imported wheat this year


The General Organization for Grains has completed the procedures for awarding the seventh and final batch of imported wheat for this year (2021 AD) with a quantity of (689,000) tons, from the origins of the European Union, the Black Sea, Australia, and South and North America.

His Excellency the Governor of the Corporation, Engineer Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al-Faris, explained that the contract for this batch comes within the framework of strengthening the strategic stock of wheat and maintaining it at safe levels and meeting all the needs of wheat milling companies and maintaining the strategic stock at safe levels. From the state, “may God protect it”, to secure the Kingdom’s needs of wheat until the beginning of August 2022 AD.

His Excellency added that the arrival of the seventh and final batch contracted this year, God willing, during the month of July 2022 AD, with (11) ships distributed among (3) ships for the Jeddah Islamic Port with a quantity of (186) thousand tons, and (5) ships for the Yanbu Commercial Port with a quantity of (314). One thousand tons, and (3) ships for King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, with a quantity of (189) thousand tons, where (24) international companies specializing in grain trade were invited, including (13) companies submitted for competition, and (4) companies were awarded with the lowest offers for shipments. required.

By awarding the seventh batch for this year (2021 AD), the Corporation has contracted since the beginning of this year for an estimated quantity of (4) million tons of imported wheat, while about (576) tons of local wheat were purchased from farmers for this season, bringing the total purchases of the Corporation from Wheat this year is about (4.6) million tons, of which about (2) million tons will be supplied, God willing, during the next year (2022).

His Excellency indicated that those interested can review the awarding prices of the Corporation’s tenders through its website: http://www.sago.gov.sa/Import/Wheat

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