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7122.0.55.001 - Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia, Nov 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/12/2011   
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Wheat grain stored by state
  • All states recorded increased stocks of wheat grain stored in November 2011 when compared to October 2011.
  • New South Wales stored the largest amount with 5.1 million tonnes (33% of the national stocks) and Western Australia was next largest with 4.2 million tonnes (27%).

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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) NSW includes ACT (c) Victoria includes Tasmania

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Wheat grain stored, Australia
  • Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain in November 2011 increased by 8.1 million tonnes to 15.4 million tonnes from October 2011. This was almost double the amount stored in November 2010.
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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).

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Wheat grain stored by grade
  • The start of the new season's wheat harvest has shown a pronounced rise in the quality of wheat grain in November 2011.
  • Stocks of wheat grain for milling were 10.7 million tonnes which was 69% of all grain stored in November 2011 compared to 52% in October 2011.
  • Feed grade wheat grain stocks were 4.7 million tonnes (31% of all grain) at the end of November 2011. This was an increase of 2.6 million tonnes compared to November 2010.

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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.

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