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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Jan 2007  
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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 January 2007.


KEY POINTS

The total quantity of grain held in storage facilities operated by the major grain handling companies at 31 January 2007 was 14.8 million tonnes. This was a decrease of 9% on the December stock level of 16.3 million tonnes. Stocks of all grain types declined, with wheat and barley experiencing the most significant falls of 10% and 7% respectively. Stocks of oilseeds fell 8% while stocks of the other grains declined marginally.

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



November 2006

December 2006

January 2007



'000 tonnes

'000 tonnes

'000 tonnes


Wheat





For milling


8,214.3

8,948.7

8,015.0

For feed and other purposes


1,970.3

2,454.2

2,192.4

Total wheat


10,184.6

11,402.9

10,207.4

Barley





For malting


1,614.1

1,565.7

1,426.6

For feed and other purposes


1,754.3

1,795.3

1,689.4

Total barley


3,368.4

3,361.0

3,116.0

Oats


41.9

58.3

56.8

Triticale


31.0

30.9

28.0

Oilseeds


651.6

699.5

645.1

Sorghum, other feed grains and pulses


817.6

744.6

733.9

Total grains other than wheat and barley


1,542.1

1,533.3

1,463.8

Total all grains


15,095.1

16,297.2

14,787.2

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


NOTES

GENERAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT

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RELATED PUBLICATIONS

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ABS DATA AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

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ROUNDING

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


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