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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Aug 2011 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST 2011 KEY POINTS

Wheat grain stored, Australia

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Footnote(s): (a) The end of September is used to represent the closing stocks of wheat grain prior to the commencement of the next harvest period (October to September).

Source(s): Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia (cat. no. 7122.0.55.001).

  • At the end of August 2011, Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain decreased by 14% from the previous month to 9.8 million tonnes. However this is still 3.1 million tonnes or 46% higher than the same time in 2010.

Wheat grain stored by state

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Footnote(s): (a) NSW includes ACT (b) Victoria includes Tasmania (c) The end of September is used to represent the closing stocks of wheat grain prior to the commencement of the next harvest period (October to September).

Source(s): Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia (cat. no. 7122.0.55.001).

  • All states reported decreased stocks of wheat grain compared to July 2011, following the expected pattern of post-harvest decline.
  • In August 2011 NSW/ACT stored the largest amount of grain at 3.8 million tonnes despite a fall of 15% from July 2011.

Wheat grain stored by grade

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Footnote(s): (a) Wheat grain is graded by quality. (b) The end of September is used to represent the closing stocks of wheat grain prior to the commencement of the next harvest period (October to September).

Source(s): Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia (cat. no. 7122.0.55.001)

  • Stocks of milling grade wheat grain were 5.1 million tonnes at the end of August 2011, a decrease of 996 thousand tonnes from the previous month.
  • Stocks of feed grade wheat grain were at 4.7 million tonnes at the end of August 2011, a decrease of 657 thousand tonnes, or 12% from the end of July 2011.
  • The ratio of milling to feed grade wheat grain in storage for August 2011 was approximately 52%, which was substantially less than the same time in 2010 when there was 89% of milling quality. This reduction in the quality of grain was a result of the poor season and difficult harvest conditions.



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