Export

Philippines top buyer of Australia’s May wheat exports

Liz Wells, July 17, 2019

AUSTRALIA exported 1.23 million tonnes (Mt) of wheat in May, up from 828,070t shipped in April, with The Philippines the major destination, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Wheat from Australia and other origins goes into flour used by home and commercial bakers like the Julie’s Bakeshop franchise.

Customers in The Philippines purchased 395,668t of Australian wheat in May, almost one third of total exports, with Vietnam on 113,184t in second position and Japan on 98,816t in third position.

Indonesia has traditionally been Australia’s biggest wheat customer, and ranked fourth in May with 85,996t.

As outlined in Peter McMeekin’s 9 July commentary, Indonesia appears unlikely to hold a top position for Australia’s export wheat destinations in the current marketing year now that it is sourcing increased tonnage from the Black Sea and Russia.

BULK March April May Tonnes
Bahrain 0 0 23984 23984
Egypt 0 0 33250 33250
Fiji 0 38909 0 38909
Indonesia 93920 42024 85450 221394
Japan 76107 35070 97196 208373
Korea 143640 61600 76654 281894
Kuwait 46000 47026 47150 140176
Malaysia 0 26678 68455 95133
Myanmar 0 0 25300 25300
New Zealand 0 71379 22906 94285
Oman 33000 0 0 33000
Papua New Guinea 35600 0 35600 71200
Philippines 235550 141891 387727 765168
Singapore 0 18460 0 18460
Sri Lanka 0 1336 0 1336
Thailand 0 55000 29700 84700
United Arab Emirates 22000 0 21651 43651
Vietnam 58850 148361 101085 308296
Yemen 111375 55750 83750 250875
TOTAL 856042 743484 1139857 2739383

Table 1: ABS bulk wheat export data for March, April and May 2019.

BOXED March April May Tonnes
Cambodia 0 3 0 3
China 5417 19330 16163 40910
Egypt 1852 1809 1538 5199
Fiji 3334 2926 3838 10098
Hong Kong 24 0 24 48
India 499 0 0 499
Indonesia 1334 1293 546 3173
Japan 380 0 1620 2000
Korea 63 0 0 63
Malaysia 17322 15977 11857 45156
Myanmar 19741 7120 4572 31434
New Caledonia 1833 951 1051 3834
New Zealand 3289 2680 3227 9196
Papua New Guinea 0 589 305 895
Philippines 7965 4672 7941 20577
Saudi Arabia 0 374 250 624
Singapore 986 550 3012 4547
Solomon Islands 2502 1251 1752 5505
Sri Lanka 0 0 5781 5781
Taiwan 5403 3341 5565 14308
Thailand 10733 11879 12207 34819
United Arab Emirates 56 55 54 165
United Kingdom 560 1156 617 2332
Vietnam 10849 8634 12099 31582
TOTAL 94142 84586 94018 272746

Table 2: ABS containerised wheat export data for March, April and May 2019.

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