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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Apr 2012 Quality Declaration 
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Wheat grain stored by state
  • All states recorded a decrease in stocks of wheat grain stored in April 2012. The largest fall in stocks of wheat grain stored occurred in Western Australia where a decrease of 789 thousand tonnes (or 10%) from the end of March 2012 was recorded.
  • Western Australia had the largest amount of wheat grain stored with 7.2 million tonnes which was 38% of national stocks. New South Wales (including ACT) was next largest with 5.3 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 April 2012 decreased by 2.3 million tonnes (11%) to 18.9 million tonnes. This was 1.6 million tonnes (or 9%) higher than in April 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
  • Stocks of wheat grain for milling in April 2012 were 13 million tonnes which was 69% of all grain stored. This was a decline of 1.5 million tonnes (or 11%) since March 2012 and an increase of 3.5 million tonnes (37%) compared to April 2011.
  • At the end of April 2012, feed grade wheat grain stocks were 5.9 million tonnes (31% of all grain stored) which was a decrease of 803 thousand tonnes (12%) from March 2012. Compared to April 2011 feed grade wheat grain stocks were down by 1.9 million tonnes (25%).

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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



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