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Monthly canola exports double in March to 339,311t

Liz Wells, May 20, 2020

GrainCorp Geelong loads canola for China on to the MV Sidari earlier this month. Photo: GrainCorp

EXPORTS of Australian canola totalled 338,311 tonnes in March, more than double the 164,514t shipped in February, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

This mirrors the pattern of 2019, when 338,864 tonnes of canola was shipped in March, double the 162,505t shipped in February.

The Netherlands was the biggest customer for the month, taking two cargoes totalling 126,844t, to mark the height of European crusher demand.

In second place was China, which imported 88,730t, followed by Belgium on 61,850t.

CANOLA Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Tonnes
Bangladesh 0 0 420 0 0 0 420
Belgium 0 59400 0 108040 20301 61850 249591
Canada 0 0 0 0 1 26 27
China 30850 30191 62301 46385 51747 88730 310204
Germany 0 0 184704 64340 75056 39600 363699
Japan 1357 1720 1232 1690 11495 6833 24327
Kenya 0 0 0 5 0 0 5
Malaysia 2941 2165 3955 3570 2399 4695 19725
Myanmar 0 0 0 0 0 480 480
Nepal 1486 1138 512 725 1000 25 4887
Netherlands 0 0 42 64900 0 126844 191785
New Zealand 299 775 252 512 504 503 2844
South Africa 0 0 20 68 53 0 141
South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 1179 1179
Thailand 0 0 0 0 1958 8547 10505
USA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
TOTAL 36934 95389 253437 290236 164514 339311 1179820

Table 1: Australian canola export tonnages for October to December 2019 and January to March 2020. Source: ABS

 

 

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