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 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.
12 January, 2022
With its fast-growing economy and evolving consumer preferences, Indonesia is a vital market for Australian grains. Indonesia is on track to be one of the world’s ten largest economies by the mid-2030s and the fourth largest economy by mid-century. A rising middle class, expanding population and digitalisation are changing Indonesia’s business scene. This transformation in […]
09 December, 2021
Often in introductory economics courses, diagrams are drawn of downward sloping demand curves and upward sloping supply curves and their intersection is known as the market clearing price. Implicit in these diagrams are a range of assumptions not always made evident to students. One of the key assumptions is the homogeneity of the good being produced and demanded.
29 November, 2021
Australia’s national anthem says it all: Our land abounds in nature's gifts of beauty rich and rare. For decades we’ve been selling off our mineral wealth; coal, iron ore, nickel, zinc and gold to name a few. Lands have been cleared; crops planted, sheep and cattle introduced, and agricultural wealth generated. People with skill and opportunity have flocked to Australia and helped develop a rich, diverse economy.
19 November, 2021
Consumers in different countries pay different relative prices for bread and cereals, and grain flows and market prospects are affected.
18 November, 2021
Australian Noodle Wheat could be the answer Asian flour millers are searching for as they struggle to source soft wheat for cookies and cakes following severe drought in the US. Growers in the Pacific Northwest region of the USA suffered through devastating heat and drought this year and production of US Soft White (SW) wheat […]
09 November, 2021
Dr Siem Siah – Project Leader The popularity of baked products, such as cookies and cakes, is growing across South East Asia and China as incomes grow and diets change. As a result, the soft wheat market is projected to have a growth of 1.1mmt by 2030 with a total demand of 3.6mmt in South […]
27 October, 2021
There is an adage that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. It could be just as true to say that “a daily handful of oats keeps the doctor away” because oats bestow an impressive array of health benefits.
25 October, 2021
The Australian malting barley industry is working to stimulate demand in Latin American markets to diversify market options for premium Australian malting barley. The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) is commencing a series of webinars to provide customers in Latin America information about the quality, value and functionality of Australian malting barley. The seminar […]
08 October, 2021
The Australian barley industry has set its sights on Ethiopia as another potential export market for premium Australian malting barley. The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) will host a webinar on Wednesday 13 October 2021 for the Ethiopian malting and brewing industries, in collaboration with Barley Australia, Grain Trade Australia (GTA) and the Grains […]
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.