7307.0 - Wheat Use and Stocks, Australia, August 2010 Quality Declaration 
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ISSUE Release Date
September 2010 9 November 2010
October 2010 7 December 2010
November 2010 17 January 2011
December 2010 8 February 2011


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 (ABARE) 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.


Currently, estimates of stocks and use of barley and selected other grains and pulses are reported on a quarterly basis in data cubes attached to the web version of this publication. As a result of an ongoing review of the various associated collections and changing data needs amongst key clients, collection of these data will cease.

The September 2010 edition of this publication will include data on stocks of barley and selected other grains and pulses only. Updated estimates of stocks of barley and selected other grains and pulses will be provided in the March 2011 edition of this publication. Data on use of barley and selected other grains and pulses will no longer be published. The publication of monthly data on wheat stocks, use and commitments will continue unchanged.

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


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