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Saudi Arabia’s SAGO seeking 960,000 tonnes of barley

Saudi Arabia’s SAGO seeking 960,000 tonnes of barley

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s state grain buyer SAGO said on Thursday it was seeking to purchase 960,000 tonnes of barley in a large international purchase tender.

The barley is sought from global suppliers for delivery in February and March, SAGO Governor Ahmad Al Fares said in a statement, confirming earlier Saudi media reports.

The offer deadline is Friday, Jan. 12.  Sago is seeking a total of 16 shiploads, each of about 60,000 tonnes, European traders who had seen the tender told.

Ten shipments are sought for unloading in any Saudi Red Sea port and six ships in any Saudi Gulf port.