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Australian Bureau Of Statistics

Stocks Of Grain Held By Bulk Handling Companies And Grain Traders, Australia, July 2010 

Victor P Taffa

The Australian Bureau Of Statistics has released wheat grain bulk storage statistics for June 2010.

 

 

KEY POINTS

At the end of July 2010, Australia’s bulk storage of wheat grain was estimated at 7.9 Million tonnes, which was 20% less than the amount stored at the same time in June 2010. Of the total wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers, 89% (or 7.0 Million tonnes) was milling grade, and 11% (or 0.9 Million tonnes) was feed grade.

Wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers decreased in all states in July 2010, when compared to June 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)
July

2, 108

260

874

511

2, 065

5, 818

4, 503

1, 315

August

1, 730

168

690

362

1, 544

4, 494

3, 452

1, 042

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


 (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).
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