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.
20 October, 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 2.4mmt in South […]
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 […]
22 September, 2021
Health concerns and heightened consumer interest in the benefits of natural and whole grain foods will help underpin future demand for Australian oats, according to new AEGIC analysis. AEGIC’s new report, Opportunities and risks for the Australian oats industry, provides up-to-date oat market insights and provides key recommendations for the industry to help maintain markets […]
16 September, 2021
Upholding its supply reputation for safe and healthy grains, Australia could help South East Asian governments combat their emerging dietary problems.
24 August, 2021
Proposing valid, long term grain consumption scenarios – as required by players in the Australian grains industry – requires a different approach and tools to short-term forecasts, some of which are slightly fuzzy and challenging for us data driven analysts.
10 August, 2021
Australia continues to increase its production and export of wheat; Australia’s principal grain. However, growth rates in the global export of other grains outstrip that of wheat. This is causing the pie of international traded grains to grow, with Australian wheat’s share of that pie gradually shrinking; even though wheat production in Australia remains profitable.
30 July, 2021
AEGIC welcomes the establishment of Katalis, a new economic cooperation hub between Indonesia and Australia which will help drive grain trade between the two countries. Katalis – which means “catalyst” in Bahasa Indonesia – will play a crucial role in facilitating grain opportunities as part of the broader Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), which […]
29 July, 2021
Australia’s climate remains highly variable, challenging agricultural production and its related sectors. Yet despite Australia being a global leader in volatility of agricultural production, farmers and scientists are consistently delivering improvements to ensure farming remains profitable.
26 July, 2021
The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) welcomes new investment from the Australian Government into several important grain projects under the Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation (ATMAC) Program. Coordinated by Grains Australia, the projects aim to deliver more diverse market options for Australian grains, ultimately resulting in greater market access for growers. AEGIC, Grain […]
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.