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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration 
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Wheat grain stored by state
  • All states, except Queensland, recorded rises in stocks of wheat grain stored in December 2011, when compared to November 2011.
  • Western Australia stored the largest amount with 9.1 million tonnes, which was 37% of the national stocks. New South Wales was next largest with 5.9 million tonnes (24%).

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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 December 2011 increased by 9.2 million tonnes (60%) to 24.6 million tonnes from November 2011. This was 6.4 million tonnes higher than the amount stored in December 2010.

Graph Image for Stocks of wheat grain, Australia(a)

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
  • The improvement in the new season's wheat harvest has continued in December 2011, with a further rise in the quality of wheat grain.
  • Stocks of wheat grain for milling were 17.0 million tonnes which was 69% of all grain stored in December 2011.
  • Feed grade wheat grain stocks were 7.6 million tonnes (31% of all grain stored) at the end of December 2011. This was an increase of 679 thousand tonnes from December 2010.

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