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Australia exports 5.4Mt canola in year to Sep 30

Liz Wells, November 14, 2022

A crop of canola on the Lower Eyre Peninsula of South Australia. Photo: Justin Kudnig

AUSTRALIA exported a record 5.4 million tonnes (Mt) of canola in 2021-22 (Oct-Sep), according to data compiled from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data.

This is more than 50 per cent above the previous record seen by ABARES at 3.512Mt and set in 2012-13, with 2020-21 on 3.496Mt and 2016-17Mt on 3.458Mt not far behind.

The 2021-22 figure includes September data released earlier this month, with Belgium on 63,350t the biggest market, followed by the United Arab Emirates on 61,408 and Japan a distant third on 35,434t.

Total canola exports for September at 176,695t were up 17pc from 151,556t shipped in August.

In the year to September 30, Germany on 1.18Mt, Belgium on 1.11Mt, France on 702,353t and Japan on 661,859t were the four biggest customers.

 

CANOLA Oct-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jly Aug Sep Tonnes
Bangladesh 99332 89064 100875 697 274 992 291233
Belgium 181900 463320 335439 62278 0 63350 1106287
Canada 0 14 48 17 5 0 84
France 84807 364102 202423 0 51020 0 702353
Germany 254116 510234 419375 0 0 0 1183725
Hungary 42 0 0 39 0 0 81
Indonesia 459 165 0 0 0 0 624
Japan 4143 184244 279289 75786 82963 35434 661859
Kenya 0 0 0 0 10 0 10
Malaysia 13011 11843 7403 2573 4713 6328 45870
Mexico 0 0 0 42750 0 0 42750
Nepal 9766 7035 8414 3387 811 8841 38253
Netherlands 57968 291907 82967 0 0 0 432842
New Zealand 497 3900 0 0 719 79 5196
Pakistan 64458 0 55000 0 0 0 119458
Poland 0 20000 0 0 0 20000
Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 60 60
South Africa 20 126 11 0 0 0 157
South Korea 344 1613 611 407 200 203 3379
Taiwan 0 565 0 0 0 0 565
UAE 56498 102805 167847 126241 10841 61408 525640
UK 0 56300 99000 0 0 0 155300
US 0 8800 31339 0 0 0 40139
Total 827361 2116037 1790041 314174 151556 176695 5375864

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