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Sorghum, feed barley exports dive in Oct, malting rises: ABS

Liz Wells, December 11, 2019

SHIPMENTS of old-crop Australian feed barley fell to a low for the year of 3932 tonnes in October, down 84 per cent from the 24,935t exported in September, but malting barley exports rose, according to the latest export data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Cargoes to Japan and Vietnam bolstered the malting sales, which rose 369pc to 45,248t from 12,276t in September.

Sorghum exports also plumbed new depths at 7652t, down 28 per cent from the September figure of 10,623t, to reflect the tiny amount of sorghum available to offshore customers.

MALTING Aug Sep Oct Tonnes
China 139697 7306 0 147003
Japan 0 0 23750 23750
Philippines 4 0 0 4
Thailand 648 2349 1400 4397
USA 1 0 0 1
Vietnam 22373 2622 20098 45093
TOTAL 162723 12276 45248 220247

Table 1: ABS data for Australia’s August, September and October 2019 malting barley exports.

FEED Aug Sep Oct Tonnes
Hong Kong 12 12 9 33
Japan 507 21012 0 21519
Korea 1618 395 310 2323
Macau 3 0 0 3
Malaysia 173 174 172 520
New Caledonia 36 0 0 36
Papua New Guinea 93 0 0 93
Philippines 797 167 680 1644
Singapore 40 0 0 40
Taiwan 520 770 1627 2918
United Arab Emirates 372 0 146 518
Vietnam 2152 2405 988 5545
TOTAL 6324 24935 3932 35190

Table 2: ABS data for Australia’s August, September and October 2019 feed barley exports.

SORGHUM Aug Sep Oct Tonnes
China 20694 9590 6028 36312
Japan 108 87 64 258
Malaysia 0 23 0 23
Philippines 649 449 1287 2385
South Africa 0 0 2 2
Taiwan 400 474 272 1146
TOTAL 21850 10623 7652 40126

Table 3: ABS data for Australia’s August, September and October 2019 sorghum exports.

 

 

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