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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, June 2009  
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ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This publication provides estimates of wheat grain stocks held by bulk grain handlers. These estimates are compiled from the Grain Handlers Stocks Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Prior to this issue, the publication included bulk grain storage data for other grains as well as wheat. The scope of the collection has since changed to only include data relating to wheat.

For more detailed information on wheat use and stocks, please see Wheat Use and Stocks, Australia (cat. no. 7307.0).

The ABS welcomes any comments from readers regarding the usefulness, range and quality of the statistics presented in this publication. Comments can be forwarded to: The Director, Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 66, Hobart TAS 7001. Alternatively, email: adrian.bugg@abs.gov.au, or phone (03) 6222 5850.


KEY POINTS

At the end of June 2009, Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain was estimated at 7 million tonnes.

This is approximately half of the wheat grain held in bulk storage at the end of December 2008.


STOCKS OF WHEAT GRAIN STORED BY BULK GRAIN HANDLERS, at month ending

WHEAT GRAIN STORED BY STATE
WHEAT GRAIN STORED BY GRADE(a)
NSW(b)
Vic.(c)
Qld
SA
WA
Aust.
Milling
Feed
'000 t
'000 t
'000 t
'000 t
'000 t
'000 t
'000 t
'000 t

2008
September 30
219
145
81
220
867
1 532
1 313
219
December 31
4 492
556
1 611
1 704
6 127
14 490
12 310
2 180
2009
March 31(d)
3 685
466
1 327
1 151
4 838
11 467
8 918
2 549
April 30
3 412
447
1 286
879
4 084
10 108
7 799
2 309
May 31
3 036
378
1 139
671
3 502
8 726
6 778
1 948
June 30
2 548
302
973
519
2 656
6 998
5 416
1 582

(a) Wheat grain is graded by quality.
(b) Includes ACT.
(c) Includes Tas.
(d) From March 2009, the Grain Handlers Stocks Survey (GHSS) has been conducted on a monthly basis. Refer to paragraph 3 in the Explanatory Notes.


INQUIRIES

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