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April wheat exports at 868,802t down 15pc from March

Liz Wells, June 9, 2020

China has been Australia’s biggest wheat market in the first four months of 2020. Photo: Buhler

AUSTRALIA exported 868,802 tonnes of wheat in April, 15 per cent less than the 1,018,597t shipped in March, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures.

China was the biggest market for bulk and containerised wheat exports in April, taking 138,096t in total, with the second-biggest market being Vietnam on 97,438t.

In the January-April shipment period, Australia has shipped a total of 3.98 million tonnes (Mt) of wheat, with China on 734,527t the volume buyer, well ahead of The Philippines on 406,555t, South Korea on 379,029t and Indonesia on 376,025t.

BOXED Jan Feb Mar April Tonnes
China 2375 1354 12124 22996 38849
Egypt 42212 2870 783 0 45865
Fiji 2392 1998 3987 2009 10386
French Polynesia 0 123 124 124 371
Indonesia 1001 2054 3560 3308 9924
Japan 1211 1262 600 2309 5382
Lebanon 992 1000 0 0 1992
Malaysia 11129 11487 4420 9566 36602
Myanmar 12035 14370 16156 6821 49382
New Caledonia 1702 773 2219 1180 5874
New Zealand 5500 4930 6002 5439 21872
Papua New Guinea 2681 0 0 0 2681
Philippines 3225 2590 1837 3895 11548
Saudi Arabia 0 1080 0 1785 2866
Singapore 1020 1526 1026 1022 4594
Solomon Islands 0 1003 2030 1751 4785
South Korea 1002 519 502 525 2549
Sri Lanka 0 3565 0 0 3565
Taiwan 4054 5439 4653 3598 17744
Thailand 9486 10963 500 11195 32143
United Arab Emirates 335 197 10968 150 11650
Vietnam 10834 4596 7990 3410 26830
DURUM China 0 0 1107 0 1107
TOTAL 113184 73703 80589 81085 348561

Table 1: ABS January to April 2020 containerised wheat exports data.

BULK Jan Feb Mar Apr Tonnes
Bahrain 0 0 27141 0 27141
Bangladesh 31411 101 0 0 31511
China 102149 113297 364025 115100 694571
Egypt 0 44000 44750 20671 109421
Fiji 30002 0 14700 0 44702
Indonesia 149493 86464 28874 101270 366101
Japan 66713 80227 48789 58800 254528
Kenya 46550 0 0 0 46550
Kuwait 42130 33530 43039 44500 163199
Malaysia 43000 19050 0 59149 121199
Myanmar 0 20102 517 24612 45231
New Zealand 0 32243 32217 60088 124548
Oman 16500 16500 0 0 33000
Papua New Guinea 44062 26070 16500 0 86632
Philippines 314695 1040 45620 33652 395007
Qatar 0 0 21000 0 21000
Singapore 0 21200 0 0 21200
South Korea 84700 88000 138880 64900 376480
Sri Lanka 3002 2413 0 0 5414
Thailand 72500 0 22000 50340 144840
UAE 247 9608 33052 27606 70514
Vietnam 83986 125466 0 94028 303479
Yemen 51114 5758 56906 31000 144778
TOTAL 1182253 725068 938008 785717 3631046

Table 2: ABS January to April 2020 bulk wheat exports data.

 

 

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