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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Oct 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/11/2011   
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Wheat grain stored, Australia
  • Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain decreased by 916,000 tonnes (or by 11%) from the previous month to 7.3 million tonnes at the end of October 2011, but more than doubled the amount stored in October 2010.
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Footnote(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). Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia (cat. no. 7122.0.55.001).

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Wheat grain stored by state
  • All states reported decreased stocks of wheat grain compared to September 2011, following the expected pattern of post-harvest decline, except Queensland, up 490,000 tonnes.
  • Despite a fall of 659,000 tonnes (or 19%) from September 2011, NSW/ACT stored the largest amounts of wheat grain at 2.7 million tonnes (or 37% of the national stock).
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Footnote(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

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Wheat grain stored by grade
  • A poor season and difficult harvest conditions contributed to a reduction in the quality of grain in October 2011.
  • Stocks of milling grade wheat grain were 3.8 million tonnes (or 52% of all grain) at the end of October 2011, a decrease of 387,000 tonnes (or 9%) from the previous month, and increase of 774,000 tonnes (or 25%) from the previous year.
  • Stocks of feed grade wheat grain were at 3.5 million tonnes at the end of October 2011, a decrease of 529,000 tonnes (or 13%) from the end of September 2011, and a 3.1 million tonne increase compared to October 2010.
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Footnote(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) Wheat grain is graded by quality.

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