Australia exported 3.58 million tonnes of wheat in January-March 2018, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics export data, with Indonesia on 531,173t being the biggest bulk market and Vietnam on 122,008t being the largest boxed market.
Indonesia was the major destination for Australian wheat exported in bulk in the second of 2017, taking 1.74 million tonnes (Mt) out of a total of 6.63Mt shipped throughout the July-December period.
Myanmar was Australia’s major containerised wheat market in the second half of 2017, according to export data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
The humble Vietnamese baguette, bánh mì, is a key driver of Australian wheat exports to Vietnam, which has grown over the past decade to become Australia’s second largest wheat market.
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