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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Jun 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/07/2007   
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20/08/2007 Note: This page replaces the version released on 30/7/2007. A typographical error had been found in the April 'Wheat for milling' data of the previous version. All other releases of this data are correct.


ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This publication contains estimates of the quantity of grain held in grain storage facilities operated by the major bulk grain handling companies and grain traders in Australia as at 30 June 2007.


KEY POINTS


The total quantity of grain held in storage facilities operated by the major grain handling companies at 30 June 2007 was 7.2 million tonnes. The continued decline of stocks is largely attributable to a decrease in stocks of wheat from 5.9 million tonnes to 5 million tonnes. All other grain types also decreased.

graph; Stocks of Grain, Australia (a)


STOCKS OF GRAIN HELD BY BULK HANDLING COMPANIES AND GRAIN TRADERS, AUSTRALIA





April 2007

May 2007

June 2007



'000 tonnes

'000 tonnes

'000 tonnes


Wheat





For milling


5,369.4

4,635.4

3,842.5

For feed and other purposes


1,561.3

1,238.4

1,138.8

Total wheat


6,930.7

5,873.7

4,981.3

Barley





For malting


1,013.5

877.3

789.2

For feed and other purposes


1,000.8

735.4

620.3

Total barley


2,014.3

1,612.7

1,409.5

Oats


31.8

21.5

15.0

Triticale


17.7

15.3

12.7

Oilseeds


407.5

388.6

300.0

Sorghum, other feed grains and pulses


609.2

585.3

470.2

Total grains other than wheat and barley


1,066.2

1,010.7

797.9

Total all grains


10,011.2

8,497.1

7,188.7

Note: The reference period relates to the last day of the month.

NOTES

GENERAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT


1
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RELATED PUBLICATIONS


2
Current publications and other products released by the ABS are listed in the Catalogue of Publications and Products (cat. no. 1101.0). The Catalogue is available from any ABS office or the ABS web site. The ABS also issues a daily Release Advice on the web site which details products to be released in the week ahead.


ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST


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ROUNDING


4
Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.

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