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Indonesia Australia’s biggest bulk wheat customer in 2H17

by Liz Wells, 12 February 2018

INDONESIA was the major destination for Australian wheat exported in bulk in the second of 2017, taking 1.74 million tonnes (Mt) out of a total of 6.63Mt shipped throughout the July-December period.

India’s exports were well down on the same period in 2016, while regular volume markets including Vietnam, Japan, The Philippines and South Korea continued to provide solid demand.

Following is a list of Australia’s containerised wheat exports by destination for the two most recent quarters.

Destination Jly Aug Sep
Bahrain 22700 0 0 22700
Bangladesh 79250 0 36700 115950
China 147172 120875 97745 365792
Egypt 62382 0 0 62382
Fiji 0 30000 15000 45000
Indonesia 527209 510731 249819 1287759
Iraq 52500 51206 51500 155206
Italy 6000 0 0 6000
Japan 77065 98318 62335 237718
Kuwait 36001 41806 16500 94307
Malaysia 55000 32505 92070 179575
Myanmar 501 1751 0 2252
New Zealand 23540 65121 45997 134658
Nigeria 48250 36000 43999 128249
Oman 0 22630 0 22630
Papua New Guinea 39600 0 44000 83600
Philippines 120964 53514 53396 227874
Singapore 0 0 16470 16470
South Africa 0 27500 0 27500
South Korea 55000 136833 84425 276258
Sri Lanka 20000 27331 0 47331
Thailand 28003 0 45000 73003
UAE 0 19838 27499 47337
Vietnam 130349 86696 156845 373890
Yemen 81800 30250 26170 138220
TOTAL 1613286 1392905 1165470 4171661

 

 Destination Oct Nov Dec Tonnes
Bahrain 27500 0 0 27500
Bangladesh 49248 0 51977 101225
China 0 86100 76078 162178
Fiji 30549 0 13510 44059
India 0 0 33000 33000
Indonesia 122646 30000 299559 452205
Iraq 52500 0 0 52500
Japan 79955 66503 80547 227005
Kenya 0 0 43641 43641
Kuwait 0 91417 33000 124417
Malaysia 20970 0 47300 68270
Mauritius 24112 0 0 24112
New Zealand 46192 32164 23178 101534
Nigeria 44000 40000 44000 128000
Papua New Guinea 17600 22000 17600 57200
Philippines 22000 0 53549 75549
Singapore 0 0 26290 26290
South Korea 56900 34008 132300 223208
Sri Lanka 0 0 20584 20584
Thailand 0 0 115088 115088
UAE 0 35987 0 35987
Vietnam 113808 636 87900 202344
Yemen 0 55324 54233 109557
TOTAL 707980 494139 1253334 2455453

 

Source: ABS

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