The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre is Australia’s leading organisation for market insight, innovation and applied solutions for the grains industry.
AEGIC exists to increase value in the Australian grains industry by ensuring Australian grain meets the needs of customers and end-users.
AEGIC is an independent, not-for-profit company established in 2012 to increase value in the Australian grains industry.
We are an investment of Australian grain growers and the Australian Government through the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).
AEGIC increases value in the Australian grains industry by gathering, analysing and sharing market intelligence the industry needs to breed, classify, grow and supply grain that markets prefer.
Australian grain growers are AEGIC’s primary beneficiary.
28 November, 2022
AEGIC is helping flour millers in South East Asia calculate the true value of Australian wheat. AEGIC Interim CEO Ken Quail said choosing high quality Australian wheat can often result in significant cost savings for millers in Asian markets – even though it may sometimes be more expensive per tonne.
15 November, 2022
AEGIC is celebrating 10 years of building long-term value for Australian grain growers. AEGIC was established in 2012 by the Western Australian Government and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) to increase value in the Australian grains industry.
02 November, 2022
At their zenith before 2022, Russia and Ukraine supplied around 30% of the world’s wheat exports and were globally important suppliers of barley. Additionally Ukraine was a major source of sunflower oil. Yet since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, large swathes of Ukraine’s croplands have become battlefields and its grain export infrastructure has been extensively damaged. The Statistics Service of Ukraine estimates that around 40% of Ukraine’s cropland may not be planted this year and, due to the expense and difficulty of obtaining crop inputs, wheat production may be halved.
24 October, 2022
How we use grains is influenced by several factors: tradition, culture, location, income, religion, technology, attitudes, and the relative prices of the various grains. Across the globe, as individuals’ incomes increase, more calories and a greater diversity of foods are invariably consumed. Often as wealth and incomes increase, more dairy products and meats are purchased; and increasingly these foods are underpinned by grain-feeding the animals that are the primary source of those foods.
11 October, 2022
Guests at the world’s biggest international oat conference seized the chance to sample AEGIC’s innovative oat products this week. The Oat2022 International Oat Conference is being hosted for the first time in Perth between 10-13 October 2022. The Australian oat industry is taking centre stage as speakers and delegates converge from countries as far afield […]
07 October, 2022
Australia, the ‘Great Southern Land’, is one of the few southern hemisphere sources of large exportable surpluses of grain. Most exportable grain surpluses are in the northern hemisphere. Hence, whenever North America, Europe or the Black Sea region experience drought or disruption to their grain supplies, buyers then look further afield, including southern hemisphere sources like Australia, to secure their supplies.
15 September, 2022
Seeing it’s the AFL 2022 finals, I’d like to start with a quote from former Footscray, West Coast and Collingwood coach, Mick Malthouse. He famously quoted a Confucian saying, “The ox is slow but the earth is patient.” The key meaning was that for a football team, change does happen, it just takes time, so you need some patience. How does this relate to grain prices?
08 September, 2022
The AFL 2022 finals are underway and morning coffees are likely to be full of dissection of the weekend triumphs or woes. Amid the conversations, you may very occasionally hear the word “gut-running”, referring to the players with remarkable athletic endurance.
01 September, 2022
Much media attention focuses on political and economic tensions between China and many other regional and western nations. In the case of Australian agriculture, attention is often focused on the trade restrictions imposed by China on a range of Australian export goods like wine, barley and lobsters. Yet China remains an important provider of many manufactured goods used in Australia, including Australian agriculture. As Figure 1 shows, there are many goods imported by Australia for which China is either the main supplier, or one of the main suppliers. In brackets after the description of each import item is the share of imports of that item that come from China.
About 22 million hectares are planted annually to commercial grain crops across Australia. During the past decade, state-of-the-art farming systems, new plant varieties and new techniques have increased the reliability of grain production in Australia’s growing environment.
Australia’s grain crops are in demand around the world for a range of high-quality end-products, including noodles, beer, baked products and animal feed.
The Australian wheat industry is export oriented, shipping about 65-75% of the nation’s total production to more than 50 countries. The majority of Australian wheat is exported in bulk cargoes with the top 10 importing countries accounting for 70-80% of exports.
Claiming more than 30% of the world’s malting barley trade, Australia is the world’s largest exporter of malting barley.