More demand for wheat but more competition in South East Asia

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
March 19 2019 - 7:00am
Rabobank south east Asia grains industry analyst Oscar Tjakra says south east Asian demand for wheat is growing, but on the flipside, Australia is facing increasing competition for market share.

THE GOOD news out of south east Asia for the Aussie grains sector is that there will be a significant 16 per cent rise in demand for wheat from the major five wheat importing nations by 2023.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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