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Australia exports 1.86Mt wheat in April, down 28pc on March

Liz Wells, June 11, 2024

A bunker fills with wheat at one of GrainCorp’s Victorian sites during the 2023-24 harvest. Photo: Brent Hornby, regional operations manager

AUSTRALIA exported 1,860,304 tonnes of wheat in April, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Bulk exports accounted for 1,689,920t, including 3801t of durum, with China on 516,595t, Yemen on 183,900t and Indonesia on 139,141t the three largest markets.

In containerised exports, China on 28,864t was the largest market, followed by Thailand on 27,836t and Vietnam on 21,571t.

The April total of containerised wheat was down 26 percent from the March total of 230,869t while the bulk figure was down 28pc from 2,336,096t in the previous month.

BOXED Feb Mar Apr Tonnes
China 22146 36968 28864 87978
Fiji 0 196 0 196
Hong Kong 227 249 271 747
India 12301 5337 2090 19728
Indonesia 61890 55748 15545 133183
Japan 950 0 550 1500
Kenya 0 0 510 510
Malaysia 17939 25358 20619 63916
Myanmar 0 542 0 542
New Caledonia 3299 2292 2325 7916
New Zealand 2381 1031 3480 6891
Papua New Guinea 713 1211 0 1924
Philippines 16290 23736 19743 59769
Saudi Arabia 347 545 0 891
Singapore 491 650 1141
Solomon Islands 872 1476 501 2849
South Korea 2117 160 5161 7438
Sri Lanka 257 1796 125 2179
Taiwan 16913 25273 19891 62076
Tanzania 0 584 0 584
Thailand 31609 21430 27836 80874
UAE 0 996 223 1219
UK 907 1632 429 2967
Vietnam 16415 24309 21571 62295
DURUM
Italy 456 0 0 456
TOTAL 208517 230869 170384 609771

Table 1: Australian exports of containerised wheat and durum for February, March and April 2024. Source: ABS

BULK Feb Mar Apr Tonnes
Bahrain 0 27500 0 27500
Bangladesh 0 0 101 101
China 564263 703355 516595 1784213
Fiji 11728 32041 12000 55770
India 8337 0 0 8337
Indonesia 529949 352230 139141 1021320
Iraq 0 36192 0 36192
Japan 117655 40448 125053 283157
Kenya 0 0 49130 49130
Kuwait 44000 30418 41806 116224
Malaysia 39500 56119 69730 165349
Mauritius 0 0 18000 18000
Mozambique 11000 0 0 11000
Myanmar 27985 25000 28234 81219
New Zealand 35200 27220 61404 123824
Oman 33000 0 55000 88000
Papua New Guinea 20468 28000 21220 69688
Philippines 144268 109669 116030 369967
Qatar 21000 41970 0 62970
Singapore 21249 0 0 21249
South Africa 98093 0 92400 190493
South Korea 145255 161590 352 307197
Sri Lanka 0 0 32102 32102
Taiwan 0 233 0 233
Thailand 0 60653 23567 84220
UAE 24200 50635 65284 140119
Vietnam 40800 153507 35070 229376
Yemen 53300 343698 183900 580898
DURUM
Algeria 92350 21999 0 114349
China 0 0 3801 3801
Italy 0 33123 0 33123
Philippines 0 497 0 497
TOTAL 2083600 2336096 1689920 6109616

Table 2: Australian exports of bulk wheat and durum for February, March and April 2024. Source: ABS

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