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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Jan 2012 Quality Declaration 
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KEY POINTS


Wheat grain stored by state
  • All states, except Queensland and South Australia, recorded rises in stocks of wheat grain stored in January 2012, when compared to December 2011.
  • Western Australia stored the largest amount with 9.5 million tonnes, which was 37% of the national stocks. New South Wales was next largest with 7.0 million tonnes (27% 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

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 January 2012 increased by 981,000 tonnes (4%) to 25.6 million tonnes from December 2011. This was 3.4 million tonnes (16%) higher than the amount stored in January 2011.

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

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
  • The improvement in the new season's wheat harvest has continued in January 2012, with a further rise in the volume of quality wheat grain.
  • Stocks of wheat grain for milling were 17.6 million tonnes which was 69% of all grain stored in January 2012.
  • Feed grade wheat grain stocks were 8.0 million tonnes (31% of all grain stored) at the end of January 2012. This was a decrease of 1.7 million tonnes from January 2011.

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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 201222 March 2012
March 2012 24 April 2012
April 2012 22 May 2012


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