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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Aug 2007  
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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 31 August 2007.


KEY POINTS


The total quantity of grain held in storage facilities operated by the major grain handling companies at 31 August 2007 was 4.3 million tonnes, a 21% decline from the July figure. The majority of the fall was due to a 682,500 tonne reduction in wheat stocks, a fall of 19%. Barley stocks fell by 254,000 tonnes (23%).

graph; Stocks of grain, Australia


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


June 2007
'000 tonnes
July 2007
'000 tonnes
Aug 2007
'000 tonnes

Wheat
For milling
3 842.5
2 800.3
2 236.0
For feed and other purposes
1 138.8
726.9
608.7
Total wheat
4 981.3
3 527.2
2 844.7
Barley
For malting
789.2
624.7
501.7
For feed and other purposes
620.3
458.0
327.0
Total barley
1 409.5
1 082.7
828.7
Oats
15.0
10.8
5.8
Triticale
12.7
10.5
9.5
Oilseeds
300.0
250.1
174.5
Sorghum, other feed grains and pulses
470.2
526.8
420.8
Total grains other than wheat and barley
797.9
798.2
610.6
Total all grains
7 188.7
5 408.1
4 284.0

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

NOTES

GENERAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT


1
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RELATED PUBLICATIONS


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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


3
As well as the statistics included in this and related publications, the ABS may have other relevant data available on request. Inquiries should be made to David Ketley on 02 6252 5341.

ROUNDING


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

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