CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced on Sept. 28 that at the end of August 2010, Australia's bulk storage of wheat grain was estimated at 6.7 million tonnes, which is 15% less than the amount stored at the same time in July 2010.

ABS reported that of the total wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers, 89% (or 5.9 million tonnes) was milling grade, and 11% (or 700,000 tonnes) was feed grade. Wheat grain stored by bulk grain handlers decreased in all states in August 2010, when compared to July 2010.

According to ABS data, wheat grain stocks stored by bulk handlers in New South Wales at the end of July totaled 1.35 million tonnes, while bulk storage of wheat in Victoria totaled 603,000 tonnes.