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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, May 2012 Quality Declaration 
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Wheat grain stored by state
  • All states registered a decrease in stocks of wheat grain stored in May 2012. The largest fall in stocks of wheat grain stored occurred in New South Wales where a decrease of 931 thousand tonnes (or 17%) from the end of April 2012 was recorded.
  • The largest quantity of wheat grain was stored in Western Australia with 6.6 million tonnes that accounted for 41% of the Australian total. New South Wales (including ACT) was next largest with 4.4 million tonnes contributing 28% 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 May 2012 decreased by 3 million tonnes (16%) to 15.9 million tonnes. This was 634 thousand tonnes (or 4%) higher than in May 2011.
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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).

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 May 2012 were 11.2 million tonnes which was 70% of all grain stored. This was a decline of 1.9 million tonnes (or 14%) since April 2012 and an increase of 2.8 million tonnes (34%) compared to May 2011.
  • At the end of May 2012, feed grade wheat grain stocks were 4.8 million tonnes (30% of all grain stored) which was a decrease of 1.1 million tonnes (19%) from April 2012. Compared to May 2011 feed grade wheat grain stocks were down by 2.2 million tonnes (31%).

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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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