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AIMI New Zealand Survey of Cereal Areas and Volumes: Oct 10, 2022

The objective of this AIMI survey of New Zealand cereal growers was to determine, as at October 10, 2022:

  1. Sales of the 2022 New Zealand harvest of wheat, barley and oats (milling/malting and feed crops) since July 1, 2022
  2. Levels of on-farm storage, both sold and unsold, of the 2022 harvest
  3. Spring 2022 sowings and sowing intentions of wheat, barley and oats (milling/malting and feed crops)

Key Points

  • For the 2021/2022 season, cereal grain production (wheat, barley and oats) in New Zealand totalled an estimated 767,000 tonnes (down 1% on last year). Maize grain production was estimated at 195,900 tonnes. Total production of grain in New Zealand was therefore estimated to be 963,000 tonnes.
  • Unsold stocks of cereal grain, summed over all six crops, are estimated to have reduced by 63% between 1 July 2022 and 10 October 2022.
  • When compared to the same time last year, unsold stocks of cereal grain, summed over all six crops, are estimated to be 5% lower. As at 10 October 2022, unsold stocks of feed wheat and feed barley were estimated at 14,900 tonnes (down 3,500 tonnes on last year) and 21,200 tonnes (up 1,300 tonnes on last year), respectively.
  • On-farm storage of sold grain is down 7% (down 13,400 tonnes) on this time last year. Total on-farm storage, including both sold and unsold grain, summed over all six crops, is down 7% (down 16,000 tonnes) compared to the same time last year.
  • The total area sown or intended to be sown in cereals is estimated to be 99,700 hectares, which is up 5% (up 4,900 ha) on last season. An estimated 87% of this total area had been sown, which is similar to the average over the previous eight seasons (86%). The wet and cold winter and spring delayed sowings and slowed growth across all regions, although conditions are starting to dry out now.

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