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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
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KEY POINTS


Wheat grain stored by state
  • All states registered a decrease in stocks of wheat grain stored in June 2012. The largest fall in stocks of wheat grain stored occurred in New South Wales where a decrease of 850 thousand tonnes (or 18%) from the end of May 2012 (revised) was recorded.
  • The largest quantity of wheat grain was held in Western Australia with 5.9 million tonnes that accounted for 42% of the Australian total. New South Wales (including ACT) was next largest with 3.8 million tonnes contributing 27% of national stocks.

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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 until September 2011

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 June 2012 decreased by 2.3 million tonnes (14%) to 14.1 million tonnes since May 2012 (revised). This was 692 thousand tonnes (or 5%) higher than in June 2011.
  • The continuous decrease of Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain closely follows the expected pattern of decline post-harvest in combination with increasing wheat grain exports over the last few months (see Wheat Stocks and Exports, Australia, cat. no. 7307.0).
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
  • Stocks of wheat grain for milling in June 2012 were 9.9 million tonnes which was 70% of all grain stored. This was a decline of 1.5 million tonnes (or 13%) since May 2012 and an increase of 2.6 million tonnes (36%) compared to June 2011.
  • At the end of June 2012, feed grade wheat grain stocks were 4.2 million tonnes (30% of all grain stored) which was a decrease of 847 thousand tonnes (17%) from May 2012. Compared to June 2011 feed grade wheat grain stocks were down by 1.9 million tonnes (31%).

Graph Image for Wheat grain stored by grade(a) (b)

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.

Source(s): Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia



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