HC Deb 30 November 1984 vol 68 c621W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will compare the price of wheat for export, free on board, in the United Kingdom, France, the United States of America (Gulf of Mexico), Canada (St. Lawrence), Australia and Argentina.

Mr. MacGregor

The information requested is set out in the following table for the latest date for which all prices are readily available.

Export prices for selected wheats*—9 November 1984
United Kingdom
Feed wheat fob East Coast 137
Not available†
United States of America
Hard Red Winter (ord.) fob Gulf 153
Soft Red Winter fob Gulf 147
No. 1 Canadian Western Red Spring 13.5 per cent, fob St. Lawrence 177
Australian Standard White fob 155
Trigo Pan (breadwheat) fob 134
* Prices relate to wheats of different qualities and are not therefore directly comparable.
The latest available quote for fob Rouen is 139 $/tonne quoted on 21 September 1984.

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