Export

Australia exports 559,106 tonnes of wheat in Nov

Liz Wells, January 20, 2020

The Philippines is a major importer of Australian wheat. Photo: AEGIC

AUSTRALIA exported 559,106 tonnes of wheat in November, made up of 496,937t in bulk and 62,169t in containers, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The bulk figure is 3745t below the October number, and the boxed tonnage is down 28 per cent over the month.

Market Check head of strategy Nick Crundall said a rise in exports could be expected as Australia moves into new-crop slots.

“November wheat-export data illustrated that our exports weren’t flying out the door, but considering November exports were predominately backed by old-crop volumes, it’s understandable that overall figures were fairly low,” he said.

“Digging into the numbers, we did our lowest volume to Indonesia in over 20 years of just 1990t.”

That compares with Australia’s record high for November exports to Indonesia of 420,000t.

“The Philippines did the heavy lifting once again, as Australia’s tariff exemption continues to aid in shipping Aussie wheat in that direction.

“We’ve seen a decent pick-up in export volumes as a whole in December-January, so the data should start to improve as we progress through 2019/20.”

BULK Sep Oct Nov Tonnes
Bahrain 27500 0 0 27500
Fiji 0 27000 14000 41000
India 104 0 0 104
Indonesia 128425 11000 0 139425
Japan 83695 60259 67994 211948
Kuwait 38300 38800 0 77100
Malaysia 47662 33000 0 80662
Myanmar 0 0 22000 22000
New Zealand 73462 33000 2 106464
Papua New Guinea 19580 25325 19900 64805
Philippines 66189 86748 197913 350850
Singapore 16500 0 19800 36300
South Korea 55930 103617 99831 259377
Sri Lanka 0 0 22497 22497
Thailand 37504 23775 0 61279
UAE 0 258 159 417
Vietnam 135187 0 6589 141776
Yemen 91000 57900 26252 175152
TOTAL 821039 500682 496937 1818658

Table 1: ABS bulk wheat export data for September, October and November 2019.

BOXED Sep Oct Nov Tonnes
China 45032 16450 5353 66836
Egypt 1950 1710 600 4260
Fiji 3409 4525 3978 11912
French Polynesia 125 125 0 250
Indonesia 0 599 1990 2589
Japan 858 2088 21 2967
Korea 0 502 1040 1542
Malaysia 7091 7511 8029 22632
Myanmar 7326 8294 2110 17730
New Caledonia 1398 952 499 2848
New Zealand 3563 3748 5027 12338
Papua New Guinea 2001 4505 1131 7637
Philippines 7179 7409 6020 20609
Saudi Arabia 1030 915 350 2295
Singapore 518 1030 490 2038
Solomon Islands 1251 1001 751 3003
Sri Lanka 774 3090 1032 4896
Taiwan 2151 3285 2882 8317
Thailand 4034 13072 8049 25155
UK 0 100 0 100
Vietnam 5052 5917 12818 23787
TOTAL 94742 86828 62169 243740

Table 2: ABS containerised wheat export data for September, October and November 2019.

 

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