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Note 07/10/2009: A correction to the previously advised change to the content and title of the September 2009 issue of Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Grain Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia (cat. no. 7122.0.55.001).
ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication provides estimates of wheat grain stocks held by bulk grain handlers. These estimates are compiled from the Grain Handlers Stocks Survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Commencing with the September 2009 issue, this publication will include bulk grain storage data for barley, other grains and pulses, as well as wheat. To reflect the change in scope of the collection, the title of this publication will change to "Stocks and Use of Grains and Pulses, Australia".
For more detailed information on wheat use and stocks, see Wheat Use and Stocks, Australia (cat. no. 7307.0).
The ABS welcomes any comments from readers regarding the usefulness, range and quality of the statistics presented in this publication. Comments can be forwarded to: The Director, Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 66, Hobart TAS 7001. Alternatively, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone (03) 6222 5850.
At the end of August 2009, Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain was estimated at 4.5 million tonnes. Total milling grain stored by bulk grain handlers was 3.5 million tonnes, 23% less than at the end of July 2009. Total feed grain stored by bulk grain handlers was 1.0 million tonnes, 21% less than at the end of July 2009.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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