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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Sep 2011 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER 2011 KEY POINTS

Wheat grain stored by state

Graph Image for Stocks of wheat grain by state(a)

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) Victoria includes Tasmania (c) NSW includes ACT

Source(s): Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia (cat. no. 7122.0.55.001).

  • All states reported decreased stocks of wheat grain compared to August 2011, following the expected pattern of post-harvest decline.
  • In September 2011 NSW/ACT stored the largest amount of grain at 3.4 million tonnes despite a fall of 11% from August 2011.


Wheat grain stored, Australia

Graph Image for Stocks of wheat grain, Australia(a)

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).

Source(s): Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia (cat. no. 7122.0.55.001).

  • At the end of September 2011, Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain decreased by 16% from the previous month to 8.3 million tonnes. However this is still 3.1 million tonnes or 61% higher than the same time in 2010.


Wheat grain stored by grade

Graph Image for Wheat grain stored by grade(a) (b)

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 (cat. no. 7122.0.55.001)

  • Stocks of milling grade wheat grain were 4.2 million tonnes at the end of September 2011, a decrease of 870,000 tonnes from the previous month.
  • Stocks of feed grade wheat grain were at 4.0 million tonnes at the end of September 2011, a decrease of 672,000 tonnes, or 14% from the end of August 2011.
  • The ratio of milling to feed grade wheat grain in storage for August 2011 was approximately 51%, which was substantially less than the same time in 2010 when there was 89% of milling quality. This reduction in the quality of grain was a result of the poor season and difficult harvest conditions.


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