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Australian barley, canola exports hit new-crop highs in January

Liz Wells, March 15, 2018

AUSTRALIAN exports of barley and canola hit new-season highs in January to reflect steady demand from Saudi Arabia and China on barley and European crushers on canola.

Latest export data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows feed barley shipments in January at 453,725 tonnes, up 61 per cent from the December total, while malting exports at 178,372t were up 2pc from December.

Belgium and Germany were the volume buyers of Australian canola in January, with Australia shipping a total of 191,281t to all destinations, with cargoes to Belgium and Germany jointly accounting for 176,699t.

January shipments were up marginally from the December total of 190,953t, and both figures are close to the maximum that can be shipped from southern Australian ports while wheat and barley shipments, which use the same facilities, are running at full pace.

CANOLA Nov Dec Jan Tonnes
Bangladesh 0 0 1001 1001
Belgium 63721 186 56274 120181
France 0 30000 0 30000
Germany 65778 125792 120425 311995
Indonesia 109 170 279
Japan 1727 1019 2261 5007
Malaysia 500 26047 5006 31553
Nepal 1727 4534 4261 10522
New Zealand 1743 1483 977 4203
South Africa 0 0 63 63
South Korea 0 801 801 1602
Vietnam 617 982 42 1641
TOTAL 135813 190953 191281 518047

Table 1: ABS canola export data.

 

BARLEY Nov Dec Jan Tonnes
Malting 111741 175470 178372 465583
Feed 187979 281329 453725 923033
TOTAL 299720 456799 632097 1388616

Table 2: ABS barley export data.

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