SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
WHEAT GRAIN STORED
Total wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers and users at the end of July 2009 was 6.2 million tonnes, a decrease of 1.2 million tonnes from June 2009.
At the end of July 2009, the amount of wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers was 5.8 million tonnes, of which 4.5 million tonnes was graded for milling and 1.3 million tonnes was graded for feed.
Wheat grain stored by wheat grain users at the end of July 2009 decreased by 8% from June 2009 to 413 thousand tonnes.
WHEAT GRAIN USED
The estimate of wheat grain used in July 2009 was 1.4 million tonnes, a decrease of 30% from last month.
Wheat grain exports in July 2009 decreased 584 thousand tonnes, to 1.1 million tonnes. The largest exporting state continued to be Western Australia ( 582 thousand tonnes) followed by New South Wales (283 thousand tonnes).
Domestic usage in July 2009 was 369 thousand tonnes, a decrease of 22 thousand tonnes from last month. Domestic use of wheat grain continued to be highest in New South Wales at 168 thousand tonnes.
Nationally, the total wheat grain used since the end of September 2008 was 16.4 million tonnes.
WHEAT GRAIN COMMITTED
At 31 July 2009, there were 2.9 million tonnes of wheat grain committed for domestic use within Australia or for export. This represented a decrease of 21% from the June 2009 estimate of 3.6 million tonnes.
Of the total wheat grain committed in Australia, 2.2 million tonnes (76%) was contracted for export, and 690 thousand tonnes (24%) was contracted for domestic use.
This page last updated 6 October 2009