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ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

ABARES Weekly Australian Climate, Water and Agricultural Updates

Categories: Commodities, Cropping, Weather, Sheep & lambs

Summary of key issues:

  • During the week ending 18 January 2017, rainfall was recorded across all states and territories.
  • Maximum and minimum temperatures were between 2°C and 8°C above average across much of south-eastern Australia for the week ending 17 January 2017.
  • Water storage levels in the Murray–Darling Basin (MDB) decreased by 372 gigalitres (GL) during the week ending 19 January 2017.
  • The wool Eastern Market Indicator increased by 67 cents to 1422 cents a kilogram (clean), its highest in 5 ½ years and 3 cents below its all-time high achieved in 2011.
  • Local grain and oilseed prices declined against a backdrop of expected record winter crop production.
  • The world wheat indicator price (US No. 2 hard red winter, free on board Gulf ports) was 3 per cent higher than the previous week.



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