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Australia Nov barley shipments rise, sorghum plummets

Grain Central, January 16, 2020

AUSTRALIA exported 72,489 tonnes of feed barley in November, up from 3932t in October, to mark the start of new-crop shipments, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Malting barley shipments fell to 4790t in November from 45,248t in October, as malting requires a period of dormancy between harvest and use, and shipments are therefore not expected to start until this month.

Australia’s total barley exports in November totalled 77,279t, up 46 per cent from 52,850t shipped in October.

On sorghum, November shipments at 1232t were 16pc of the October figure of 7602t.

This reflects both limited Australian supply brought on by drought which decimated sorghum production in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales, and buoyant domestic demand for the crop harvested in Queensland last year.

MALTING Sep Oct Nov Tonnes
China 7306 0 0 7306
Japan 0 23750 0 23750
Thailand 2349 1400 1333 5082
Vietnam 2622 20098 3457 26177
TOTAL 12276 45248 4790 62314

Table 1: Australia’s September, October and November 2019 malting barley exports. Source: ABS

FEED Sep Oct Nov Tonnes
Hong Kong 12 9 12 33
Japan 21012 0 0 21012
Malaysia 174 172 500 846
New Caledonia 0 0 22 22
New Zealand 0 0 0 0
Philippines 167 680 959 1805
South Korea 395 310 508 1213
Taiwan 770 1627 2512 4910
Thailand 0 0 66690 66690
UAE 0 146 819 966
Vietnam 2405 988 465 3858
TOTAL 24935 3932 72489 101356

Table 2: Australia’s September, October and November 2019 feed barley exports. Source: ABS

SORGHUM Sep Oct Nov Tonnes
China 9590 6028 801 16419
Japan 87 64 42 192
Malaysia 23 0 0 23
Philippines 449 1287 240 1976
South Africa 0 2 0 2
Taiwan 474 222 150 846
TOTAL 10623 7602 1232 19457

Table 3: Australia’s September, October and November 2019 sorghum exports. Source: ABS

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