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


Wheat grain stored by state
  • All states recorded a decrease in stocks of wheat grain stored in March 2012 . The largest fall in stocks of wheat grain stored occurred in Western Australia where a decrease of 9% or 749 thousand tonnes from the end of February 2012 was recorded.
  • Western Australia had the largest amount of wheat grain stored with 8 million tonnes which was 38% of national stocks. New South Wales (including ACT) was next largest with 5.9 million tonnes which accounted for 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 March 2012 decreased by 2 million tonnes (9%) to 21.3 million tonnes. This was 2.5 million tonnes (or 13%) higher than in March 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
  • Overall, the new season wheat of 2011-2012 has been of better quality than the wheat quality of the 2010-2011 season and has consequently lifted the ratio of milling to feed wheat grain in storage.
  • Stocks of wheat grain for milling were 13.9 million tonnes which was 66% of all grain stored in March 2012.
  • At the end of March 2012, feed grade wheat grain stocks were 7.3 million tonnes (34% of all grain stored) which was a decrease of 60 thousand tonnes (1%) from February 2012. Compared to March 2011, feed grade wheat grain stocks were down by 1.1 million tonnes (13%) in March 2012 .

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