Les Moulins de la Concorde ( LMLC ) provide flour for several years in Mauritius. It was not until 2011 that the government has succeeded in ending the monopoly. The Turkish company Erisler was able to provide 40,000 tons of flour . " The STC has launched the tender internationally, because she wants to see if the price LMLC will be more competitive ," said an official of STC to Le Matinal.
" We launched a tender 50 000 tonnes. If LMLC made a better offer then it could have the lion's share of the 100 000 tonnes of flour. If in the first year , another company offers a competitive price , we will ask LMLC to lower its price in order to give him the chance to import the remaining 50,000 tonnes, " he said.
On usually is in November that the country used to launch the tender for the supply of flour. " This time , he made earlier , because the price is affordable on the world market and exporting countries encourage other countries to import wheat at this time ," suggests our interlocutor.
Moreover, the price of wheat on the world market is in flux . Mauritius consumes an average of 95 000 tonnes and 100 000 tonnes of flour per year and almost 8000 tons per month.
Population consumes two types of flour , namely types A and B. The type A, often called the ' French flour ' is most commonly used for the production of bread . Type B , flour called ' flour Australia ', is used for the preparation of faratas , pastries and pizzas.