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Barley, sorghum exports tail off as China buying dwindles: ABS

Grain Central, November 28, 2018

EXPORT figures totaling 99,233 tonnes for Australian barley and sorghum in September show a steep drop from August, when a total of 268,722t was shipped, according to the latest data available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

A drop in shipments to China was largely behind the month-on-month reduction in tonnage, with Australia’s major barley market importing no feed barley in September, compared with 54,969t in August.

China’s malting imports dwindled from 123,856t in August to 506t in September, and sorghum shipments dropped from 28,869t in August to 8912t in September.

MALTING July August Sep Tonnes
China 92593 123856 506 216955
Japan 12 21012 0 21024
Malaysia 0 0 196 196
New Zealand 935 923 1858
Thailand 0 0 586 586
Vietnam 25546 3459 23469 52474
TOTAL 118151 149262 25679 293092

Table 1: ABS malting barley export data for July, August and September 2018.

FEED July August Sep Tonnes
China 65917 54969 0 120885
Hong Kong 4 6 0 10
Japan 0 30250 59734 89984
Korea 402 197 623 1222
Malaysia 0 0 2 2
New Caledonia 164 19 179 361
Pakistan 511 0 0 511
Philippines 94 604 890 1588
Taiwan 2061 1178 777 4016
Thailand 65064 2219 1658 68940
UAE 512 350 235 1097
TOTAL 134728 89792 64098 288617

Table 2: ABS feed barley export data for July, August and September 2018.

 

SORGHUM July August Sep Tonnes
China 118399 28869 8912 156181
Philippines 200 699 0 899
Taiwan 888 100 544 1532
TOTAL 119487 29668 9456 158611

Table 3: ABS sorghum export data for July, August and September 2018.

Source: ABS

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