Bulk Wheat Storage Down 24% September 2010

Bulk Wheat Storage Down 24% September 2010

Australian Bureau of Statistics

KEY POINTS

Victor P Taffa

At the end of September 2010, Australia’s bulk storage of wheat grain was estimated at 5.1 million tonnes, which was 24% less than the amount stored at the same time in August 2010.

Of the total wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers, 89% (or 4.6 million tonnes) was milling grade, and 11% (or 0.6 million tonnes) was feed grade. Stocks of wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers decreased in all states in September 2010, when compared to August 2010.

STOCKS OF WHEAT GRAIN STORED BY BULK GRAIN HANDLERS, at month end


WHEAT GRAIN STORED BY STATE

WHEAT GRAIN STORED BY GRADE(a)

NSW(b)

Vic.(c)

Qld

SA

WA

Aust.

Milling

Feed

‘000 t

‘000 t

‘000 t

‘000 t

‘000 t

‘000 t

‘000 t

‘000 t


2008-09(d)
September(d)

1, 232

110

531

297

1, 251

3, 421

2, 645

776

2009-10(d)
October

1, 470

71

1, 005

256

922

3, 724

3, 027

697

November

4, 066

337

1, 217

1, 716

2, 697

10, 033

8, 590

1, 443

December

4, 171

1, 557

1, 135

3, 788

7, 137

17, 788

15, 360

2, 428

January

3, 856

1, 734

1, 044

3, 789

6, 621

17, 044

14, 642

2, 402

February

3, 345

1, 624

1, 006

3, 644

5, 945

15, 564

13, 424

2, 140

March

2, 951

1, 450

940

3, 475

5, 252

14, 068

12, 133

1, 935

April

2, 667

1, 301

821

3, 178

4, 803

12, 770

11, 043

1, 727

May

2, 238

1, 137

694

2, 895

4, 186

11, 150

9, 729

1, 421

June

1, 997

986

608

2, 566

3, 727

9, 884

8, 642

1, 242

July

1, 451

678

457

2, 177

3, 137

7, 900

7, 025

875

August

1, 351

603

397

1, 723

2, 613

6, 687

5, 938

749

September

972

487

320

1, 393

1, 943

5, 115

4, 530

585


(a) Wheat grain is graded by quality.
(b) Includes ACT.
(c) Includes Tas.
(d) 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).