March 20, 2012 / 10:19 AM / 5 years ago

India MMTC buys 12,000 T RBD palmolein at $1,189/T-sources

NEW DELHI, March 20 (Reuters) - Indian state-run firm MMTC Ltd has bought 12,000 tonnes of RBD palmolein at $1,189/tonne, two trade sources said on Tuesday, higher than the last known price paid by another state-run company.

They said the cargoes were to be delivered on the east coast by April 5. The price includes cost, insurance and freight.

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MMTC regularly buys cooking oils on behalf of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh's government for subsidised sale.

Last week, PEC bought 9,000 tonnes of RBD palmolein at $1,172 per tonne for delivery in March on the south coast.

India, the world's top vegetable oil importer, buys mainly palm oils from Malaysia and Indonesia, and a small quantity of soyoil from Brazil and Argentina. (Reporting by Ratnajyoti Dutta; Editing by Jo Winterbottom)

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