China is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of wheat, but is still short of the quality and quantity it needs. Photo: Reuters
China is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of wheat, but is still short of the quality and quantity it needs. Photo: Reuters

China-Australia relations: wheat purchases increase ahead of ‘bumper harvest’ despite trade stand-off

  • China has emerged as a leading buyer of Australia’s upcoming wheat crop, taking close to two million tonnes out of the five million or so that farmers have sold
  • China has imposed anti-dumping duties on Australian wine and barley and slashed purchases of Australian coal and beef during the long-running dispute

Topic |   China-Australia relations
China is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of wheat, but is still short of the quality and quantity it needs. Photo: Reuters
China is the world’s biggest producer and consumer of wheat, but is still short of the quality and quantity it needs. Photo: Reuters
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