Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/02/2007   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This publication contains estimates of the quantity of grain stored in grain storage facilities operated by major bulk grain handling companies and grain traders in Australia as at 31 December 2006.


KEY POINTS

The total quantity of grain held in storage facilities operated by the major grain handling companies at 31 December 2006 was 16.3 million tonnes. This was an 8% increase on the November stock level. The major contributor was wheat with 11.4 million tonnes, 12% more than in November. Stocks of oilseeds and oats also increased while stocks of the combined grain category 'Sorghum, other feed grains and pulses' fell 9%. Barley and triticale stocks remained stable.

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


October 2006
'000 tonnes
November 2006
'000 tonnes
December 2006
'000 tonnes

Wheat
For milling
6,458.9
8,214.3
8,948.7
For feed and other purposes
1,184.7
1,970.3
2,454.2
Total wheat
7,643.6
10,184.6
11,402.9

Barley
For malting
1,160.5
1,614.1
1,565.7
For feed and other purposes
560.3
1,754.3
1,795.3
Total barley

1,720.8
3,368.4
3,361.0
Oats

16.8
41.9
58.3
Triticale

36.5
31.0
30.9
Oilseeds
n.a.
651.6
699.5
Sorghum, other feed grains and pulses
n.a.
817.6
744.6
Total oilseeds, sorghum, other
feed grains and pulses



1,051.4

1,469.2

1,444.1
Total all grains
10,469.1
15,095.1
16,297.2

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


NOTES

GENERAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT

1 ABS publications draw extensively on information provided freely by individuals, businesses, governments and other organisations. Their continued cooperation is very much appreciated: without it, the wide range of statistics published by the ABS would not be available. Information received by the ABS is treated in strict confidence as required by the Census and Statistics Act 1905.


RELATED PUBLICATIONS

2 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 Karen Connaughton on Canberra 02 6252 5337.

ROUNDING

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

Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.