7307.0 - Wheat Use and Stocks, Australia, September 2009 Quality Declaration 
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ISSUE Release Date
October 2009 11 December 2009
November 20098 January 2010
December 2009 4 February 2010
January 2010 5 March 2010
February 2010 7 April 2010


This publication provides estimates of stocks and use for wheat, barley and 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. The scope and coverage of these collections will be expanded in the future, however, to account for a wider range of agricultural businesses.

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 Director, Environment and Agriculture Business Statistics Centre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, GPO Box 66, Hobart TAS 7001. Alternatively, email <adrian.bugg@abs.gov.au> or phone (03) 6222 5850.


Commencing September 2009, this publication will be published on-line as an e-magazine. The e-magazine version contains summary commentary and graphs. A PDF containing summary commentary and tables is still available from the downloads tab. Tables are also published in an Excel workbook available from the downloads tab.

From September 2009, in addition to the monthly wheat estimates, quarterly estimates of stocks and use of barley, and selected other grains and pulses by wheat users are published in a separate table. (For quarterly estimates of stocks of barley, and selected other grains and pulses by bulk grain handlers, see Stocks of Grain Held by Bulk Grain Handling Companies and Grain Traders, Australia (cat. no. 7122.0.55.001).)


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