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

From April 2010, the total for stocks of wheat grain stored by users has been split to show sub-totals for Growers and Users. Sub-totals for months prior to April 2010 are not available. For further information, refer to the Explanatory Notes

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.


As part of an ongoing review of data quality and survey performance, the ABS has revised estimates for grain storage in Western Australia for the period December 2009 to May 2010 inclusive.

The ABS has expanded the collection activity in the State to further improve the quality of data collected in the future. Additional information is available by emailing the Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre at <agriculture.statistics@abs.gov.au> or by phoning (03) 6222 5940.


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