Iraq makes purchase of Thai riceThis article was originally published in The Public Ledger
IRAQ has bought 120,000 tonnes of Thai rice to be delivered between March and May. The purchase was the result of a tender that closed on February 14. Iraq has so far this year imported 270,000 tonnes of rice and bought an additional 55,000 tonnes from local farmers. Iraq consumes 1.2m tonnes of rice a year and most has to be imported.