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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

Categories: Cropping, Weather, Commodities

Summary of key issues:

  • During the week ending 16 November 2016, rainfall was recorded across northern and eastern Australia.
  • Maximum and minimum temperatures were generally close to average across much of Australia for the week ending 15 November 2016.
  • According to the World Meteorological Organization, 2016 is likely to be globally the hottest year on record.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) increased by 249 gigalitres (GL) during the week ending 17 November 2016.
  • In New South Wales, general security and high security water allocations increased in the Murray and Murrumbidgee Valleys.
  • The world sugar indicator price (Intercontinental Exchange, nearby futures, no. 11 contract) averaged 3 per cent lower than in the previous week.

Source: www.agriculture.gov.au/abares

 

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