7307.0 - Wheat Use and Stocks, Australia, Dec 2009 Quality Declaration 
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This publication provides monthly estimates of stocks and use for wheat, and quarterly estimates for barley and selected other grains and pulses for selected manufacturing and agricultural businesses, licensed exporters and bulk grain handlers. These estimates are compiled from various surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the Grain Handlers Stocks Survey, Wheat Use Survey, Wheat Export Sales Survey, and from administrative data relating to wheat grain exports. Estimates from the surveys are combined with export trade data to provide monthly estimates of the volume of wheat grain stored, used, or committed for use.

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) uses these data to compile a monthly report on the Australian wheat industry.

The current scope and coverage of the collections is understood to account for the majority of Australia's grain stored, used and committed.

For more information on stocks of grain held by bulk grain handlers, including barley and selected other grains, see Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia (cat. no 7122.0.55.001).

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: The 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 5846.


To further increase the coverage of the collections, the scope has been expanded from the December 2009 reference period to account for a wider range of agricultural businesses (wheat growers and the dairy sector). As a result, stocks and use data for wheat users collected prior to the December 2009 reference period are not directly comparable with data collected from December 2009 onwards. Data are expected to be comparable over future collection cycles.


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