Australia’s 2016/17 wheat production forecast at 24 million tonne – USDA

Australia is likely to produce 24 million tonnes of wheat in 2016/17, around the same level as last year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a report.

Similarly, barley production in 2016/17 is expected to be maintained at 8.5 million MT, the report said, adding that the sorghum harvest is expected to reach 2.2 million MT due to more favourable seasonal conditions.

“Demand from China for barley and sorghum for feed grain is likely to contract, while domestic feed demand for these crops is forecast to increase,” the report said.


In 2016/17, the rice crop is forecast to recover to 400,000 MT on a milled basis due to improved water availability and seasonal conditions, according to the USDA.

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