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HAMBURG, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Iraq's state grains board on
Thursday purchased 80,000 tonnes of rice to be sourced from
Thailand in a tender for 30,000 tonnes, European traders said.
Volumes in Iraq's grain tenders are regarded as nominal and
the country frequently buys much more than it tenders for.
Price was said to be $568 c&f a tonne liner out, which
includes extra provisions for the cost of ship unloading.
The tender had closed on Dec. 23, and offers had to remain
valid until Dec. 27. Iraq had sought rice from the United
States, Uruguay, Thailand and Argentina.
In its last rice tender reported on Dec. 13, Iraq purchased
85,000 tonnes also sourced from Thailand at $573 a tonne c&f.
(Reporting by Michael Hogan; editing by James Jukwey)