The General Food Security Authority (GFSA) has completed the procedures for the first tender of wheat imported this year (2023), amounting to 1,043,000 tons from Europe, North and South America, Australia and countries on the coasts of the Black Sea. GFSA Governor Eng. Ahmad A. Al-Fares said in a statement today that this shipment has been contracted with a view to maintaining the strategic stocks of wheat at safe levels and meeting the demand of milling companies.
He added that the first batch of imported wheat will be supplied during (July-August 2023) in 17 shipments, which will be distributed as follows: six at Jeddah Islamic Port, amounting to 363,000 tons, eight at Yanbu Commercial Port, amounting to 490,000 tons, and three at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam, amounting to 190,000 tons. Sixteen global grain-trading companies competed to supply the amount to be imported; of these, the six that submitted the lowest rates were selected.