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Australia exports 2.77Mt wheat in January

Liz Wells, March 4, 2022

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AUSTRALIA exported 2,762,751 tonnes of wheat and 6667t of durum totalling 2,769,418t in January, up 27 per cent from the December total of 2,182,062t, according to the latest export data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

January saw Australia ship 263,569t of wheat and 1002t of durum in containers, and 2,499,182t of wheat and 5665t of durum go out in bulk.

China was Australia’s biggest destination by far for wheat, taking 687,033t, or close to one quarter of the total, followed by Indonesia on 460,790t and The Philippines on 345,133t.

According to Lachstock Consulting commentary released February 22, total wheat exports could hit 3 million tonnes (Mt) in February.

Both Newcastle terminals, and one of two Port Kembla terminals, all in New South Wales, and Melbourne look to have been wheat-only shippers in February.

BOXED Nov Dec Jan  TOTAL
China 22844 20367 11423 54634
Fiji 49 0 0 49
French Polynesia 126 0 0 126
Hong Kong 263 286 0 549
Indonesia 7109 12566 14320 33995
Japan 0 0 1013 1013
Malaysia 41843 18307 35833 95983
Myanmar 3539 1797 4841 10177
New Caledonia 2168 3041 2960 8169
New Zealand 859 900 4262 6021
Papua New Guinea 725 251 398 1374
Philippines 14617 9990 20179 44786
Singapore 4525 3195 3051 10771
Solomon Islands 1027 687 1781 3495
South Korea 2625 565 3973 7163
Taiwan 37494 22295 50799 110588
Thailand 53367 30341 62435 146143
UK 0 521 0 521
Vietnam 35342 50451 46301 132094
DURUM
Japan 0 0 1002 1002
New Zealand 752 494 0 1246
Taiwan 0 15 0 15
TOTAL 229274 176069 264571 669914

Table 1: Australian containerised wheat and durum exports for November and December 2021 and January 2022. Source: ABS

BULK Nov Dec Jan TOTAL
Bahrain 0 27500 0 27500
Bangladesh 48695 43560 55907 148162
China 586152 687227 675610 1948989
Fiji 9000 0 39999 48999
Indonesia 211700 217268 446470 875438
Japan 5918 173933 66580 246431
Kuwait 45025 44750 41428 131203
Malaysia 69731 149249 97403 316383
Mozambique 49000 0 9000 58000
Myanmar 0 46424 27203 73627
New Zealand 30000 62178 30615 122793
Oman 0 0 22000 22000
Papua New Guinea 18834 26070 36500 81404
Philippines 160439 74695 324934 560068
Qatar 0 20983 0 20983
Saudi Arabia 0 55450 0 55450
Singapore 17999 14300 0 32299
South Africa 0 0 90900 90900
South Korea 0 93500 106260 199760
Tanzania 44000 0 44000
Taiwan 1000 0 500 1500
Thailand 504 32436 53795 86735
UAE 0 8800 11000 19800
Vietnam 41250 66057 175633 282940
Yemen 0 117613 187445 305058
DURUM
Japan 0 0 5665 5665
Philippines 251 0 0 251
TOTAL 1295498 2005993 2504847 5806338

Table 2: Australian bulk wheat and durum exports for November and December 2021 and January 2022. Source: ABS

 

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