Australia exports 1.3 million tons of barley, sorghum in December

Market & Price Trends
Published Feb 15, 2024

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Australia saw a significant increase in barley and sorghum exports in December, with China being the primary market. Feed barley shipments rose by 60% from November, with China accounting for 87% of these exports. Malting barley shipments also saw a 31% increase, with China receiving 95% of the total. Sorghum exports were limited due to low stocks. The high pace of barley exports is expected to continue into January and February, primarily driven by Western Australia and South Australia.
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Australia exported 1,298,659 tonnes of barley and 10,944t of sorghum in December, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Feed barley shipped in December totalled 843,260t, up 60 percent from the 525,609t shipped in November. China on 731,748t was the biggest market by far, taking 87pc of Australia’s December feed barley shipments. Japan was the second-biggest for the month for feed barley, taking 103,858t, and Taiwan came in third on 1695t. Malting barley shipments at 455,399t were up 31pc from the November total of 346,624t, with China on 431,544t the destination for 95pc of the total. Japan on 19,575t and Singapore on 3109t were the second and third-biggest markets respectively for December-shipped malting barley. As is usual at this time of year, sorghum exports dwindled to reflect a rundown in stocks ahead of new crop. December sorghum shipments totalled 10,944t, with China the destination for 7841t. Taiwan on 3005t and The Philippines on 98t ...
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