According to the Trade Ministry of Iraq, Iraq government recently purchased 100,000 metric tons of rice from its neighboring country, Thailand. They also mentioned that another tender of 30,000 metric tons of rice was passed and closed on 7th October.
Among the 100,000 metric tons of rice, 70,000 will be supplied by Olam International and the rest 30,000 will be by Louis Dreyfus. According to Grain Board of Iraq, Iraq’s average consumption of rice per year is about 1.25 million tons.
Source [Bangkok Post]