Dmytra, one of Russias largest grain trading companies, said it had imported 60,000 tons of wheat to Algeria, in Russias first major order for the country since 2016.
Dmytra said two ships were sent from the Russian Black Sea port of Taman to two ports in Algeria in September, and the buyer had already accepted the shipment.
Algeria was one of the few major wheat importers that Moscow had no access to until October last year when Algeria relaxed its conditions on insect damage, allowing it to receive offers of high-protein Black Sea wheat.
“Algeria used to usually import wheat from France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Argentina, and its requirements are high in terms of quality,” Norman Kron, president of “Dimitra”, said in a statement.
“Diversification of the supply market is an important part of our growth strategy,” he added.