How big will the Western Australian wheat harvest be?
According to the Grains Industry of Western Australia industry group, the total 2022-23 grains harvest in Australia’s top producing state will reach “around” 20m tonnes.
With wheat historically accounting for 55% of the state’s total grains output, that would imply a harvest of about 11m tonnes this year.
That would represents an above-average result, second to last season’s. But will rains arrive in time to resolve the “precarious position” that dryness has left the crop in?
|Season||Total grains output
||Wheat as proportion of total harvest
|Average for 2015-16 to 2021-22||16.72||9.25||55%|
|Source: Giwa. Output data in million tonnes