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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, September 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/10/2009   
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17/11/2009 Note: This web page replaced 17/11/2009. The units of measurement for barley and selected other grains and pulses have been corrected and the original table replaced in the publication tables. The amended data can be found in the Downloads tab of this publication.

NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2009 23 November 2009
November 2009 21 December 2009



ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This publication provides estimates of stocks of wheat, barley, and other grains and pulses held by bulk grain handlers. These estimates are compiled from the Grain Handlers Stocks Survey (GHSS) conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

For more detailed information on wheat use and stocks, 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.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

From September 2009, in addition to the monthly wheat estimates, quarterly estimates for barley, and other grains and pulses are published in a separate table.


KEY POINTS

At the end of September 2009, Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain was estimated at 3.4 million tonnes, more than double the amount stored at the end of September 2008. Total milling wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers was 2.6 million tonnes, and total feed grain stored by bulk grain handlers was 800 thousand tonnes.


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
30 September
219
145
81
220
867
1 532
1 313
219
31 December
4 492
556
1 611
1 704
6 127
14 490
12 310
2 180
2009
31 March(d)
3 685
466
1 327
1 151
4 838
11 467
8 918
2 549
30 April
3 412
447
1 286
879
4 084
10 108
7 799
2 309
31 May
3 036
378
1 139
671
3 502
8 726
6 778
1 948
30 June
2 548
302
973
519
2 656
6 998
5 416
1 582
31 July
2 108
260
874
511
2 065
5 818
4 503
1 315
31 August
1 730
168
690
362
1 544
4 494
3 452
1 042
30 September
1 232
110
531
297
1 251
3 421
2 645
776

(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.


STOCKS OF BARLEY AND OTHER GRAINS STORED BY BULK GRAIN HANDLERS, Australia

Wheat
Barley
Selected other grains and pulses(a)
Quarter
'000 t
'000 t
'000 t

September 2009
3 421
813
1 199

(a) Includes sorghum, triticale, oats, maize, field peas, lupins and faba beans.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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