By John Lee.
Iraq has purchased 120,000 tons of rice from the United States, Uruguay and Vietnam, according to Business Recorder.
At the closing of the Iraq State Grain Board tender, 30,000 tons of the rice had been acquired from the US, 30,000 tons had come from Vietnam and a further 60,000 tons came from Uruguay, which was the cheapest price offered at $717 a ton. Rice is grown in parts of southern Iraq (pictured) but the country is dependent on imports.
(Source: Business Recorder)