top of page

UA News and the Unconventional Ag event series are no longer being offered. You can continue to stay updated on the global ag, agtech, food, and food tech sectors through our other publications and events: Global AgInvesting conference series, AgInvesting Weekly, Agtech Intel NewsWomen in Agribusiness Summit, and Women in Agribusiness Today.  We are grateful for your past support, and look forward to staying connected with you through our range of media platforms.


After Bumper Harvest, Australian Grain Exports at Record Levels

After a bumper 2016/17 harvest, Australia’s grain exports are breaking all records, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Overall total grain exports for the seven months ending in April totaled 24.06 million tons - a significant 13 percent higher than the previous record set for the same time period in 2011/12 of 21.24 million tons.

Regionally, South Australia, where Viterra dominates all grain handling and exports, is leading in terms of grain exports. Between December 1 and May 31, 4.8 million tons were handled through Viterra’s South Australian ports - a volume that is equal to the company’s numbers in 2011/12. However this year, there remains heavy bookings for continued shipments at a time when bookings tend to slow down.

As far as destinations, between October and March, Australian grain shipments to India, the Philippines, and China have all more than doubled compared to the same time period last year.

NeverStop - 650x85.jpg
CPM Logo Image
LECO Ad Image
MOSOY-NovDecJan-1000 x825-02.png
UA News Subscribe Image


Contact Lynda Kiernan-Stone,

editor of Unconventional Ag News, to submit a story for consideration:

bottom of page