Trade

Quality key to premium Japan, Korea noodle wheat market

Japan has expressed its high regard for Australia’s new lines of noodle wheats, but has concerns about the levels of ‘dockage’ in Australian noodle wheat shipments…Read More

Grain Central, December 2, 2020

Apparel trade begins to reflect recovery from COVID-19: USDA cotton outlook

COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the global textile and apparel trade which has flowed through to the cotton industry, but there are signs of the sector’s recovery, according to the USDA…Read More

Grain Central, November 12, 2020

Food and agricultural trading system robust: AMIS

Trade in agricultural goods has weathered the storm better than the global marketplaces for energy and industrial metals, according to recent AMIS commentary…Read More

Grain Central, November 9, 2020

China targets Australian cotton in latest trade action

Australian cotton could be the latest target in the ongoing trade tensions with China with reports that Chinese mills have been discouraged from buying Australian cotton and a tariff could be imposed…Read More

Grain Central, October 16, 2020

Free Trade Agreements support 81pc of ag exports: ABARES

The proliferation of free trade agreements (FTAs) now sees 81 per cent of Australian agricultural exports destined for countries with which Australia has a preferential trade agreement…Read More

Grain Central, September 18, 2020

Australian wheat in demand amid China concerns

Up to 1.5Mt of Australian new-crop wheat sales appear to be on the books, with Vietnam followed by China seen as major buyers. Shippers are hopeful China takes the tonnage amid notifications of more stringent inspections. ..Read More

Liz Wells, September 16, 2020

China stamps its mark as cotton powerhouse: USDA

In the 2019/20 marketing year, China accounted for just over 22pc of total world cotton production, exported only a small amount of cotton lint and was the world’s largest importer of cotton…Read More

Grain Central, September 14, 2020

Has India banned GM crops?

A rule change on imports into India is likely to have little impact on the grain-oilseed trade, other than a little bit of extra paperwork…Read More

Andrew Whitelaw, Thomas Elder Markets, September 9, 2020

Grain exports rise $180.7 million, cotton slumps $1.6 billion in 2019/20: Rural Bank

The value of Australian grain and sugar exports rose in 2019/20, but cotton exports dropped dramatically, according to Rural Bank’s Australian Agriculture Trade 2019/20 report…Read More

Grain Central, August 31, 2020

India-Australia partnership buoys hopes for barley trade

Australia’s barley industry is hoping the strengthening relationship between India and Australia will open the Indian market to Australian barley…Read More

Liz Wells, June 15, 2020

Wheat production concerns in Europe spook markets

Wheat futures bounced off an eight-month low last week as concerns for the state of the EU winter crop added to deteriorating conditions in Russia, Ukraine and most of south eastern Europe…Read More

Grain Brokers Australia, May 26, 2020

Australian barley growers are the victims of weaponised trade rules

Some deduce China’s recent trade impositions on Australia stem from Australia’s advocacy for an investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is a longer history of simmering tensions between the two nations…Read More

Richard Holden, UNSW, May 22, 2020

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