Expert grains industry analysis and commentary from AEGIC’s Economics and Market Insight Team on a range of big-picture topics that affect Australia’s export grains sector.

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32 – Follow the mouths? ― just head to the coast!

32 – Follow the mouths? ― just head to the coast!

AEGIC’s very first blog (see https://www.aegic.org.au/follow-the-mouths/) suggested that if we want to understand the nature of future overseas grain demand, a good starting point is to “follow the...

31 – The Meat in our Sandwich

31 – The Meat in our Sandwich

We’re told it’s Australian to eat lamb! We’re also told to get some pork on our fork. But then the vegans among us decry any consumption of animals. What’s happening to us as a nation? Is our meat...

29 – Wheat Price Variability – A View From the West

29 – Wheat Price Variability – A View From the West

by Chris Carter & Ross Kingwell. When grain traders say “It’s all about theS&D“, they’re talking about known and projected supply and demand of grain. It’s the interaction between the forces...

25 – Near neighbours…..but very different diets

25 – Near neighbours…..but very different diets

by Professor Ross Kingwell - AEGIC Chief Economist. Perth is closer to Bali than to Melbourne or Sydney. Although geographically very close to Australia, Indonesians, as near neighbours, have very...

24 – The times are a changin’

24 – The times are a changin’

Paul Meibusch, Managing Director - Colere Group Dr Jorge Mayer, Principal Associate - Colere Group Dr Richard Williams, Senior Associate - Colere Group Evolution is a fact of life and trade. What...

17 – A quick look under the global climate bonnet

17 – A quick look under the global climate bonnet

by Professor Ross Kingwell - AEGIC Chief Economist. It would be stating the obvious to say that weather and climate affect grain production. We know all too well that droughts and floods can be...

10 – Supply curves and chains, for the long run

10 – Supply curves and chains, for the long run

Previous posts 8 and 9, present the importance of efficient supply chains in maintaining the competitiveness of Australia’s grains industry. Australian grain supply chains need to constantly evolve,...

9 – Why do supply chain costs matter?

9 – Why do supply chain costs matter?

Farmers are mostly interested in things within the farm-gate, not beyond the farm in supply chains. It’s the farm asset that is sold or passed on to the next generation – not the supply chain. Farm...

8 – We have the plants… but have we the pathways?

8 – We have the plants… but have we the pathways?

Recent blogs (#5) (#7) have extolled the virtues of wheat breeding in Australia and the general improvement in agricultural productivity. Australian farmers can rightly crow that they have some...