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7307.0 - Wheat Use and Stocks, Australia, December 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/02/2011   
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2011 10 March 2011
February 2011 7 April 2011
March 2011 16 May 2011



ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION

This publication provides monthly estimates of stocks and use for wheat, and quarterly estimates for barley as well as selected other grains and pulses for selected manufacturing and agricultural businesses, licensed exporters and bulk grain handlers. These estimates are compiled from various surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the Grain Handlers Stocks Survey, Wheat Use Survey, Wheat Export Sales Survey, and from administrative data relating to wheat grain exports. Estimates from the surveys are combined with export trade data to provide monthly estimates of the volume of wheat grain stored, used, or committed for use.

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) uses these data to compile a monthly report on the Australian wheat industry. The current scope and coverage of the collections is understood to account for the majority of Australia's grain stored, used and committed.

For more information on stocks of grain held by bulk grain handlers, including barley and selected other grains, see Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia (cat.no. 7122.0.55.001).

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 Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 66, Hobart TAS 7001. Alternatively, email <agriculture.statistics@abs.gov.au> or phone (03) 6222 5939.

Further information may be obtained by emailing <agriculture.statistics@abs.gov.au> or by calling (03) 6222 5909.


EFFECT OF QUEENSLAND FLOODS ON FUTURE PUBLICATIONS

Extensive flooding began in late December 2010 in Queensland and was more extensive in both Queensland and other states in January 2011. It is expected that the first significant impact of these floods and those in other states, will be reflected in the next few months, starting with the January 2011 release of this publication. Notes will be provided in the January 2011 issue of this publication with further detail.

Wheat Use Survey and Wheat Export sales Survey collections for December 2010 were not affected by the floods.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.



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