International Agriculture News

Quality Australian wheat in high demand

Australian-grown wheat is in high demand, with its quality praised by Taiwan and preluding a possible growth in the amount exported to the Asian country.

TAIWAN could emerge as a significant market for Australian wheat, as awareness of the quality of Aussie grain grows among local flour millers.

Currently, Taiwan averages about 230,000 tonnes in Australian wheat imports each year, worth about $80 million.

Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) CEO Richard Simonaitis said almost half of this was used for noodles – mainly yellow alkaline and white salted noodles – and there was room to grow the market segment.”We know our customers like Australian wheat because of its low moisture content, white bran coat and high flour yield,” she said.