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Australian canola exports sink to 2473t: ABS

Grain Central, December 14, 2020

This load of canola at Kellerberrin kicked off receivals in the Kwinana South zone in WA this year. Photo: CBH Group

AUSTRALIA exported 2473 tonnes of canola in October, down 79 per cent from September figure, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The low tonnage represents the run-out of old-crop stocks ahead of Australia’s biggest crop since 2017-18 hitting the bin.

A heady new-crop export program is already well under way, with Europe the major destination, and canola exports expected to surpass 200,000t in this and coming months .

In this week alone, three 60,000t cargoes for Europe are loading, one each at Kwinana and Esperance in Western Australia, and at Port Kembla in New South Wales.

The first cargo of new-crop canola loaded in Western Australia in mid November bound for The Netherlands via South Africa.

CANOLA August September October Tonnes
Belgium 0 80 0 80
Canada 0 16 33 49
Japan 1192 11893 1427 14512
Kenya 0 9 0 9
Nepal 361 0 0 361
Philippines 0 0 7 7
UAE 0 0 5 5
Vietnam 0 0 1000 1000
TOTAL 1552 11997 2473 16023

Table 1: Australian canola exports for August, September and October 2020. Source: ABS

 

 

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