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Horizons: the AEGIC Content Hub

Click here to visit AEGIC’s blog and content hub.

This adjunct to AEGIC’s main website was established with the goal of delivering impactful content in a wider range of formats.

Central to the platform is an ongoing blog, through which AEGIC researchers are able to communicate key themes as they emerge.

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AEGIC economic analysis

Business and innovation decisions within AEGIC and within export grain supply chains are facilitated by access to AEGIC’s economic and business analysis services. These analyses form two purposes:

  • The identification of profitable and strategically desirable investment decisions and;
  • The identification of unprofitable or spurious activities.

Through engagement with supply chain participants and AEGIC economists and business analysts, AEGIC can also help ensure activities and projects are better designed to be more effective to generate increased returns to participants.

The overall outcome is the enhanced efficiency of export grain supply chains and the return of a greater percentage of export grains value creation to producers.


AEGIC periodically produces in-depth reports into grain supply chains and other industry topics.

Competitiveness is relative, not absolute, so to establish competitiveness we must identify each link in the grain value chain to determine the extent to which disparities between Australia and our competitors may eventually affect our ability to compete in key markets.

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Argentina’s grains industry: implications for Australia

Argentina’s wheat exports are set to double over the next decade, potentially challenging Australia’s competitiveness in key markets.


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Australia’s grain supply chains - costs, risks and opportunities full report

Australia needs to continue to reform its export grain supply chains to remain competitive in an increasingly challenging global grain market, according to a new report from the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC).

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The Indonesian wheat market: its strategic importance to Australia

AEGIC has released the first in a series of reports analysing where Australia’s grain demand is likely to come from in coming years. This report outlines Indonesia’s economic and demographic trends and reveals the dramatic growth Indonesia will experience towards 2030 and how this will affect demand for Australian wheat.


Russia’s wheat industry: Implications for Australia

AEGIC undertook competitor analyses of Russia in this in-depth analysis of the entire Russian grains industry entitled "Russia’s wheat industry: Implications for Australia".


Ukraine - An emerging challenge for Australian Wheat Exports

Ukraine - An emerging challenge for Australian Wheat Exports

In the third report AEGIC predominantly focused on Ukraine’s export grain value chain. AEGIC compared and contrasted the Ukrainian and Australian grain value chains and reviewed the factors that may influence the future of Ukraine’s grains industry.


Canada challenges Australia's grain supply chains

Canada challenges Australia's grain supply chains

The second report focused on Canada’s Pacific grain terminals, through which Canada exports most of its grain.


The cost of Australia's bulk grain export supply chains - An information paper

The cost of Australia's bulk grain export supply chains - An information paper

This was the first of these reports and was published in January 2014. It focused exclusively on Australia.


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Western Australia’s noodle wheat industry – Current status and future challenges

Western Australia has a long history of breeding and supplying high quality noodle wheat to Japan and Korea. Noodles are a vital staple food in both Japanese and Korean diets. However, noodle wheat production in WA faces several challenges. The Grain Industry Association of WA (GIWA) Inc. commissioned the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) to report on those challenges and outline the current state of the noodle industry. The report will inform industry discussion about what actions are required to meet those challenges.