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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, July 2010 Quality Declaration 
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2010 28 September 2010
September 2010 27 October 2010
October 2010 25 November 2010
November 2010 24 December 2010
December 2010 25 January 2011



ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This publication provides estimates of stocks of wheat, barley, and selected 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).

In addition to the monthly wheat estimates, quarterly estimates for barley and selected other grains and pulses are available in a separate datacube from the 'Downloads' tab of this publication.

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: Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 66, Hobart TAS 7001. Alternatively, email: agriculture.statistics@abs.gov.au, or phone (03) 6222 5939.


KEY POINTS

At the end of July 2010, Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain was estimated at 7.9 million tonnes, which was 20% less than the amount stored at the same time in June 2010. Of the total wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers, 89% (or 7.0 million tonnes) was milling grade, and 11% (or 0.9 million tonnes) was feed grade. Wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers decreased in all states in July 2010, when compared to June 2010.

STOCKS OF WHEAT GRAIN STORED BY BULK GRAIN HANDLERS, at month end

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

2008-09(d)
July
2 108
260
874
511
2 065
5 818
4 503
1 315
August
1 730
168
690
362
1 544
4 494
3 452
1 042
September(d)
1 232
110
531
297
1 251
3 421
2 645
776
2009-10(d)
October
1 470
71
1 005
256
922
3 724
3 027
697
November
4 066
337
1 217
1 716
2 697
10 033
8 590
1 443
December
4 171
1 557
1 135
3 788
7 137
17 788
15 360
2 428
January
3 856
1 734
1 044
3 789
6 621
17 044
14 642
2 402
February
3 345
1 624
1 006
3 644
5 945
15 564
13 424
2 140
March
2 951
1 450
940
3 475
5 252
14 068
12 133
1 935
April
2 667
1 301
821
3 178
4 803
12 770
11 043
1 727
May
2 238
1 137
694
2 895
4 186
11 150
9 729
1 421
June
1 997
986
608
2 566
3 727
9 884
8 642
1 242
July
1 451
678
457
2 177
3 137
7 900
7 025
875

(a) Wheat grain is graded by quality.
(b) Includes ACT.
(c) Includes Tas.
(d) 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).



INQUIRIES

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



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