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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Feb 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/03/2012   
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Wheat grain stored by state
  • All states recorded a decrease in stocks of wheat grain stored in February 2012 . The largest decrease in stocks of wheat grain stored occurred in New South Wales where a decrease of 12% or 826 thousand tonnes from the end of January 2012 was recorded.
  • Western Australia stored the largest amount with 8.7 million tonnes which was 38% of national stocks. New South Wales was next largest with 6.1 million tonnes which accounted for 26% of national stocks.

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Annotation(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). (b) NSW includes ACT (c) Victoria includes Tasmania

Source(s): Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia


Wheat grain stored, Australia
  • Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain in February 2012 decreased by 2.3 million tonnes (9%) to 23.3 million tonnes. This was 2.9 million tonnes (14%) higher than in February 2011.

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Annotation(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



Wheat grain stored by grade
  • As a result of a poor 2010/11 season there has been a significant reduction in the proportion of higher quality wheat grain and a corresponding increase in feed grade wheat grain stored.
  • Stocks of wheat grain for milling were 15.9 million tonnes which was 68% of all grain stored in February 2012.
  • At the end of February 2012 feed grade wheat grain stocks were 7.4 million tonnes (32% of all grain stored) which was a decrease of 629 thousand tonnes (8%) from January 2012. Compared to February 2011, feed grade wheat grain stocks were down by 1.4 million tonnes (16%) in February 2012 .

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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

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March 2012 24 April 2012
April 2012 22 May 2012
May 201221 June 2012


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