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Australia exports 382,383t wheat in August

Liz Wells, October 14, 2020

AUSTRALIA exported 382,383 tonnes of wheat in August, down 13 per cent from 437,476t shipped in July, according to the latest export data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

South Korea with 112,622t was the biggest customer on August shipments, followed by China on 62,691t and Japan on 57,701t.

Australia’s August wheat-shipment figures show the typical drop in volume to Asia and the Middle East as wheat from the Black Sea hits the world market at competitive prices.

They also reflect the rundown of current-crop stocks ahead of new-crop bulk shipments which will start next month.

In August last year, Australia exported 596,897t of wheat, with South Korea on 91,100t, Indonesia on 83,633t and The Philippines on 71,531t the biggest markets.

BULK June July August Tonnes
Bahrain 0 0 27500 27500
Belgium 0 41 0 41.06
China 237308 0 61715 299023
Fiji 48998 0 0 48998
Indonesia 52498 13600 20050 86148
Japan 107409 86164 57701 251274
Kuwait 45047 38840 0 83887
Malaysia 5039 71250 2100 78389
Myanmar 25750 490 27995 54234
New Zealand 31078 32400 0 63478
Papua New Guinea 0 33330 0 33330
Philippines 1753 1765 1325 4842
Qatar 0 21000 0 21000
Singapore 15400 0 0 15400
South Korea 171485 58180 112120 341785
Thailand 63501 0 800 64301
United Arab Emirates 27100 77 5330 32507
Vietnam 40950 0 18150 59100
Yemen 64000 31000 0 95000
TOTAL 937316 388137 334785 1660238

Table 1: Australian bulk wheat exports for June, July and August 2020. Source: ABS

BOXED June July August Tonnes
China 5466 3215 976 9657
Egypt 0 0 500 500
Fiji 387 1087 463 1937
French Polynesia 127 125 122 374
Indonesia 4107 1001 1507 6615
Japan 1609 0 0 1609
Malaysia 5595 4532 8199 18326
Myanmar 6218 4562 5501 16281
New Caledonia 1872 2435 2430 6737
New Zealand 2899 4212 4132 11243
Papua New Guinea 75 25 502 601
Philippines 1124 2957 2758 6839
Saudi Arabia 503 0 0 503
Singapore 9706 1024 0 10730
Solomon Islands 750 2002 1005 3757
South Korea 1500 1001 502 3003
Taiwan 6560 3979 1729 12268
Thailand 13350 11402 9862 34613
UAE 0 2069 1029 3099
UK 325 200 1001 1526
Vietnam 38461 2902 4876 46239
DURUM
Malaysia 0 2 2 4
Thailand 700 0 0 700
UK 963 607 503 2073
TOTAL 102297 49339 47598 199235

Table 2: Australian containerised wheat exports for June, July and August 2020. Source: ABS

 

 

 

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