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Australia’s December wheat exports jump 68pc to 925,290t

Liz Wells, February 14, 2020

AUSTRALIA’S wheat exports ramped up in December on new-crop availability out of South Australia and Western Australia, with monthly totals hitting 925,290 tonnes, up 68 per cent from 551,881t shipped in November, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics export data.

The Bungasari flour mill in Cilegon, West Java, uses wheat from Australia and other origins. Photo: Bungasari

In the bulk market, Indonesia on 132,853t was the biggest market for December shipments, followed by The Philippines on 8,287t and Thailand on 81,808t.

In the boxed market, Vietnam, China and Thailand were the biggest buyers.

“Wheat exports were strong in December relative to our overall exportable surplus, continuing the trend of our export pace running at an unsustainably fast rate,” Market Check head of strategy Nick Crundall said.

“Indonesia came in as the main buyer with its biggest monthly total since December 2018.

“The Philippines and Thailand were also big contributors, as was China, as we start to see the beginning of their rumoured purchasing spree from a few weeks ago.”

BULK Oct Nov Dec Tonnes
Bahrain 0 0 25636 25636
China 0 0 68645 68645
Egypt 0 0 22000 22000
Fiji 27000 14000 0 41000
Indonesia 11000 0 132853 143853
Japan 60259 67994 72084 200337
Kuwait 38800 0 44000 82800
Malaysia 33000 0 53653 86653
Myanmar 0 22000 0 22000
New Zealand 33000 2 62180 95182
Oman 0 0 11000 11000
Papua New Guinea 25325 19900 0 45225
Philippines 86748 192063 87287 366098
Singapore 0 19800 0 19800
South Korea 103617 99831 66220 269668
Sri Lanka 0 22497 2752 25249
Thailand 23775 0 81808 105583
United Arab Emirates 258 159 11000 11417
Vietnam 0 6589 47957 54546
Yemen 57900 26252 60500 144652
TOTAL 500682 491087 849573 1841343

Table 1: ABS data for Australia’s October, November and December bulk wheat exports.

BOXED Oct Nov Dec Tonnes
China 16450 5353 13147 34950
Egypt 1710 600 1127 3437
Fiji 4525 3978 3100 11603
French Polynesia 125 0 125 250
Indonesia 599 1990 1019 3608
Japan 2088 21 0 2109
Malaysia 7511 8029 5030 20571
Myanmar 8294 2110 8344 18747
New Caledonia 952 499 1220 2670
New Zealand 3748 5027 2399 11174
Papua New Guinea 4505 1131 48 5684
Philippines 7409 6020 6521 19950
Saudi Arabia 915 0 0 915
Singapore 1030 490 2047 3567
Solomon Islands 1001 751 1253 3005
South Korea 502 1040 0 1542
Sri Lanka 3090 1032 1026 5147
Taiwan 3285 2357 3771 9412
Thailand 13072 8049 11692 32813
UK 100 0 300 400
Vietnam 5917 12318 13551 31786
TOTAL 86828 60794 75717 223340
DURUM
Malaysia 130 0 0 130

Table 2: ABS data for Australia’s October, November and December containerised wheat exports.

 

 

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