SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
WHEAT GRAIN STORED
Total grain stored by bulk grain handlers and users at the end of June 2009 was 7.4 million tonnes, a decrease of 1.8 million tonnes from May 2009.
At the end of June 2009, the amount of wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers was 7.0 million tonnes, of which 5.4 million tonnes was graded for milling and 1.6 million tonnes was graded for feed.
Wheat grain stored by wheat grain users at the end of June 2009 decreased by 10% from May 2009 to 448 thousand tonnes.
WHEAT GRAIN USED
The estimate of wheat grain used in June 2009 was 2.0 million tonnes, an increase of 21% from last month.
Wheat grain exports in June 2009 increased 350 thousand tonnes, to 1.6 million tonnes. The largest exporting state continued to be Western Australia ( 794 thousand tonnes) followed by New South Wales (473 thousand tonnes).
Domestic usage in June 2009 was 391 thousand tonnes, a decrease of 3 thousand tonnes from last month. Domestic use of wheat grain continued to be highest in New South Wales at 172 thousand tonnes.
Nationally, the total wheat grain used since the end of September 2008 was 15.0 million tonnes.
WHEAT GRAIN COMMITTED
At 30 June 2009, there were 3.6 million tonnes of wheat grain committed for domestic use within Australia or for export. This represented a decrease of 17% from the May 2009 estimate of 4.4 million tonnes.
Of the total wheat grain committed in Australia, 2.8 million tonnes (77%) were contracted for export, and 840 thousand tonnes (23%) were contracted for domestic use.