Australia’s April wheat exports at 1.39Mt slip 5pc from March

21.06.2018
AUSTRALIA exported 1.39 million tonnes (Mt) of wheat in April, down 5 per cent from 1.46Mt in March, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics export data.

The April figure is made up of 136,654 tonnes of containerised wheat and 1.26Mt of bulk wheat, both down from the corresponding March-shipment figures.

In the bulk market, Indonesia followed by The Philippines remained Australia’s two largest customers by volume in April with 261,447t and 156,903t respectively.

Durum cargoes to Nigeria which totalled 104,400t made the North African nation Australia’s third-biggest bulk market for the month.

In containerised exports, Vietnam followed by Taiwan and Myanmar were Australia’s largest markets by volume in April.

Table 1: Australian Bureau of Statistics containerised wheat export data for February, March and April 2018.

CONTAINERISED WHEAT Feb Mar Apr Tonnes
China 14261 26317 7710 48288
Egypt 0 0 280 280
Fiji 3550 3476 4194 11220
French Polynesia 0 0 198 198
Hong Kong 24 0 48 72
Indonesia 10768 11172 11158 33098
Japan 0 1590 0 1590
Korea 554 537 0 1091
Malaysia 19686 17472 16448 53606
Myanmar 23075 23980 19047 66102
New Caledonia 2882 2445 698 6025
New Zealand 3584 3454 3924 10962
Papua New Guinea 674 226 325 1225
Philippines 20353 21268 4054 45675
Saudi Arabia 2090 2321 1250 5661
Singapore 3458 0 1495 4953
Solomon Islands 500 1202 1281 2983
Sri Lanka 0 1045 2982 4027
Taiwan 18575 19590 22389 60554
Tanzania 245 0 0 245
Thailand 17658 17109 11603 46370
Vietnam 45841 42375 27570 115786
TOTAL 187778 195579 136654 520011

Table 2: Australian Bureau of Statistics bulk wheat export data for February, March and April 2018.

BULK WHEAT Feb Mar Apr Tonnes
Bahrain 0 26900 0 26900
Bangladesh 0 51000 0 51000
China 61579 162062 66000 289641
Egypt 23905 56220 0 80125
Fiji 0 14000 26662 40662
India 30780 0 0 30780
Indonesia 70250 243233 261447 574930
Iraq 27000 0 102750 129750
Japan 27127 70009 64199 161335
Korea 90265 60273 94035 244573
Kuwait 43572 0 43420 86992
Malaysia 19286 65339 22668 107293
Myanmar 0 0 1499 1499
New Zealand 0 52914 54102 107016
Nigeria 50500 0 104400 154900
Oman 21999 0 0 21999
Papua New Guinea 0 17600 39356 56956
Philippines 85595 229250 156903 471748
Qatar 20881 0 0 20881
Singapore 0 0 13455 13455
Sri Lanka 0 0 9509 9509
Thailand 34913 45100 66000 146013
United Arab Emirates 31986 0 16065 48051
Vietnam 65955 119806 28007 213768
Yemen 58140 55000 85250 198390
TOTAL 763733 1268706 1255727 3288166

 

 

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