Australia’s Dec canola exports jump to 258,166t

Grain Central February 21, 2020

AUSTRALIA exported 258,166 tonnes of canola in December, up 171 per cent from the 95,391t shipped in November, to reflect increased availability of new-crop from South Australia and Western Australia.

Australian new-crop canola has been discharged in Germany to supply crushers. Photo: Rostock Port GmbH

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show Germany on 184,704t followed by China on 64,431t were the volume customers for the December.

Australia exported 168,959t of canola in December 2018, when France, Germany and The Netherlands were the volume buyers.

Domestic crushers are expected to absorb all of the drought-affected New South Wales canola crop just harvested, and most or all of Victoria’s tonnage, leaving only SA and WA with a sizeable export surplus.

CANOLA Oct Nov Dec Tonnes
Bangladesh 0 0 420 420
Belgium 0 59400 0 59400
China 30850 30191 64431 125473
Germany 0 0 184704 184704
Japan 1111 1720 1232 4063
Malaysia 2941 2167 5530 10638
Nepal 1486 1138 1535 4160
Netherlands 0 0 42 42
New Zealand 299 775 252 1325
South Africa 0 0 20 20
TOTAL 36687 95391 258166 390244

Table 1: ABS data for bulk and containerised canola exports for October, November and December 2019.



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