CAIRO, EGYPT — The General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), Egypt’s main wheat buying agency, on Dec. 28 said it is seeking 55,000 to 60,000 tonnes of milling wheat for shipment Feb. 15-March 3, 2022.

Ahmed Youssef, vice chairman of the GASC, said the agency is seeking cargoes of US North Pacific soft white wheat, US soft red winter wheat, or US hard wheat, and/or Canadian soft wheat.

The agency also is seeking cargoes of milling wheat from Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.

Egypt is perennially the world’s largest wheat importer and is among the biggest consumers of bread, which is subsidized by the government.