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April barley, sorghum exports slow: ABS

Grain Central, June 7, 2019

SORGHUM export in April amounted to a modest 3248 tonnes according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, a little slower than the March shipment quantity 5491 tonnes.

Barley exports to China fell rapidly, dwindling to 119,149 tonnes in April, almost one-third of the previous month March quantity of  298,318 tonnes in March.  The peak quantity this season was in December when shipments totalled 889,701 tonnes to China. The lowest ebb in 2018 was in the spring months September, October and November when a total 906 tonnes of Australian barley was shipped to China.

 

Sorghum Feb Mar Apr
Indonesia 0 0 4
China 0 2996 1224
Malaysia 0 0 23
Philippines 200 400 1325
Taiwan 249 2096 673
Total 449 5491 3248

Table 1: Australia sorghum export tonnes 2019.  Source: ABS

 

Malting Feb Mar Apr Total
China 357358 249659 118137 725154
Japan 6180 0 31506 37686
Thailand 196 0 485 681
Viet Nam 12508 2012 2689 17209
TOTAL 376242 251671 152817 780731

Table 2: Australia malting barley export tonnes 2019.  Source: ABS

 

Feed barley Feb Mar Apr Tonnes
China 27533 48659 1012 77204
Hong Kong 11 16 0 27
Japan 88068 27050 52700 167818
Korea, Republic of 930 993 447 2369
Macau 3 0 3
Malaysia 168 328 496
New Caledonia 15 196 0 211
Pakistan 243 943 679 1865
Papua New Guinea 0 86 0 86
Philippines 465 792 630 1887
Qatar 0 24273 27000 51273
Singapore 0 1 1
Switzerland 0 1 1
Taiwan 2112 2892 3812.42 8816
Thailand 3611 56296 68513 128420
United Arab Emirates 730 960 374.15 2065
Viet Nam 2411 8387 1676 12474
Total 126300 171544 157172 455017

Table 3: Australia feed barley export tonnes 2019.  Source: ABS

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