Cropping

ABARES forecasts 26.7Mt wheat, 10.6Mt barley, 3.2Mt canola

Grain Central, June 10, 2020

NSW winter crops like this wheat at Terry Hie Hie in the state’s north have enjoyed an excellent start. Photo: CHS Broadbent

AUSTRALIA is forecast to produce 26.7 million tonnes (Mt) of wheat, 10.6Mt of barley and 3.2Mt of canola from the crop just planted, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) Australian crop report – June 2020 released today.

All three figures are well up on 2019-20 production, with the turnaround in the New South Wales season from drought last year to recovery this year being a major contributor.

NSW wheat area is estimated to have almost doubled, while its barley area is up 55 per cent, and canola area has more than tripled when compared with last year.

Wheat and barley areas in Victoria are up slightly, while wheat hectares in the major exporting states of South Australia and Western Australia have risen slightly at the expense of barley.

Despite dryness in parts of the grainbelt in Queensland, its barley area is estimated to have more than tripled, and its wheat area has more than doubled.

Tables below refer to crops planted in the year to 31 March.

WHEAT 5yr avg to 2019-20 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 estimate
Qld 885,000 420,000 420,000 1,400,000
NSW 5,072,000 1,850,000 2,090,000 8,288,000
Vic 3,208,000 2,277,000 3,600,000 3,831,000
Tas 49,000 40,000 55,000 55,000
SA 4,018,000 3,025,000 3,200,000 4,500,000
WA 8,327,000 9,979,000 5,800,000 8,600,000
TOTAL TONNES 21,559,000 17,591,000 15,165,000 26,674,000

Table 1: Tonnes of wheat produced in all Australian states. Source: ABARES

WHEAT 5yr avg to 2019-20 2018-19  2019-20 2020-21 estimate
Qld 538,000 420,000 400,000 900,000
NSW 2,651,000 2,382,000 1,900,000 3,700,000
Vic 1,419,000 1,403,000 1,450,000 1,575,000
Tas 9,000 8,000 10,000 10,000
SA 1,939,000 1,821,000 1,950,000 2,050,000
WA 4,444,000 4,369,000 4,500,000 4,750,000
TOTAL HECTARES 11,000,000 10,403,000 10,210,000 12,985,000

Table 2: Hectares of wheat planted in all Australian states. Source: ABARES

BARLEY 5yr avg to 2019-20 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 estimate
Qld 238,000 132,000 60,000 280,000
NSW 1,654,000 909,000 696,000 2,034,000
Vic 2,027,000 1,337,000 2,500,000 2,213,000
Tas 28,000 28,000 45,000 32,000
SA 2,009,000 1,615,000 1,850,000 2,100,000
WA 3,958,000 4,798,000 3,850,000 3,900,000
TOTAL TONNES 9,914,000 8,819,000 9,001,000 10,559,000

Table 3: Tonnes of barley produced in all Australian states: Source: ABARES

BARLEY 5yr avg to 2019-20 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 estimate
Qld 107,000 99,000 45,000 140,000
NSW 807,000 668,000 580,000 900,000
Vic 869,000 893,000 820,000 870,000
Tas 7,000 6,000 10,000 7,000
SA 869,000 873,000 845,000 840,000
WA 1,651,000 1,897,000 1,750,000 1,600,000
TOTAL HECTARES 4,310,000 4,436,000 4,050,000 4,357,000

Table 4: Hectares of barley planted in all Australian states. Source: ABARES

CANOLA 5yr avg to 2019-20 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 estimate
Qld 1,000 0 1,000 1,000
NSW 713,000 263,000 225,000 803,000
Vic 604,000 511,000 650,000 712,000
Tas 3,000 3,000 3,000 2,000
SA 296,000 243,000 300,000 330,000
WA 1,519,000 1,346,000 1,150,000 1,400,000
TOTAL TONNES 3,136,000 2,366,000 2,329,000 3,248,000

Table 5: Tonnes of canola produced in all Australian states: Source: ABARES

CANOLA 5yr avg to 2019-20 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 estimate
Qld 1,000 1,000 2,000 2,000
NSW 574,000 405,000 250,000 550,000
Vic 389,000 414,000 385,000 450,000
Tas 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
SA 199,000 169,000 220,000 225,000
WA 1,211,000 1,129,000 950,000 1,150,000
TOTAL HECTARES 2,375,000 2,119,000 1,808,000 2,378,000

Table 6: Hectares of canola planted in all Australian states. Source: ABARES

Source: ABARES

 

 

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