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Australian wheat exports climb 24pc over January to 895,080t

Grain Central, March 14, 2019

AUSTRALIA exported 895,080 tonnes of wheat in January, up 24 per cent from 719,401t shipped in December, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

In the bulk market, The Philippines with 119,720t was the biggest buyer, ahead of Korea, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Indonesia, traditionally Australia’s biggest volume wheat buyer, ranked sixth in bulk export in January.

In containerised exports, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia were the biggest customers by volume.

BULK Nov Dec Jan Tonnes
Fiji 0 44000 0 44000
Indonesia 1004 149857 66315 217177
Iraq 0 51900 0 51900
Japan 64149 63693 103463 231305
Kenya 0 44469 0 44469
Korea 33000 104480 106800 244280
Kuwait 44600 0 86743 131343
Malaysia 60500 0 54916 115416
Myanmar 0 500 0 500
New Zealand 0 27500 20900 48400
Oman 0 0 24375 24375
Papua New Guinea 41800 0 17600 59400
Philippines 0 0 119720 119720
Singapore 0 16500 14300 30800
Sri Lanka 0 30048 3540 33588
Thailand 0 0 81500 81500
UAE 0 0 40617 40617
Vietnam 0 50841 66155 116996
Yemen 0 54291 0 54291
TOTAL 245053 638079 806944 1690077

Table 1: ABS data for containerised Australian wheat export in November and December 2018 and January 2019.

BOXED Nov Dec Jan Tonnes
China 1322 3891 999 6212
Egypt 0 300 0 300
Fiji 3246 2711 4029 9986
Hong Kong 0 24 0 24
Indonesia 1527 0 0 1527
Japan 0 0 3121 3121
Korea 0 1849 601 2451
Malaysia 5564 9272 10325 25161
Myanmar 27556 34374 24240 86170
New Caledonia 1489 1354 926 3769
New Zealand 5494 2478 5589 13561
Papua New Guinea 1030 440 572 2042
Philippines 2579 4728 3352 10659
Saudi Arabia 510 0 0 510
Singapore 2532 2016 4548
Solomon Islands 499 0 1200 1699
Taiwan 506 2920 5204 8631
Tanzania 0 0 495 495
Thailand 5308 8014 18197 31518
UAE 0 0 196 196
United Kingdom 253 506 300 1059
Vietnam 6533 5926 6773 19232
TOTAL 63417 81322 88136 232874

Table 2: ABS data for containerised Australian wheat export in November and December 2018 and January 2019.

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