Almost 70 per cent, or 4 million tonnes, of that made its way into the Sunshine State for food and livestock consumption.Suspicion confirmed.
Im guessing a bit of that was actually shipped too instead of railed.
Id love to see the port figures to understand these flows.
There should be something in this article for you james
"THE biggest grain transshipment program in Australian history looks set to wind up this week with the unloading of the Daiwan Fortune in Brisbane.
The vessel is now discharging barley from Western Australia and South Australia to end the flow of an estimated 7 million tonnes (Mt) of interstate grain which started as a trickle in November 2017 when drought first impacted production in New South Wales and Queensland.
By mid-2018, vessels bringing barley and wheat were regularly arriving in Brisbane, and in August 2018 they started arriving in Newcastle too.
The program hit its straps in October 2018, and since then an estimated 5.7 million tonnes (Mt) of WA, SA and Victorian barley and wheat, with some canola, lupins and oats also, have been shipped into ports spread from Geelong in Victoria to Gladstone, 500 kilometres north of Brisbane, to fill deficits caused by drought in NSW and Queensland."https://www.graincentral.com/markets/domestic/barley-boat-ends-7mt-drought-transshipment-program/
It's not 100% accurate on the rail movements, but a far, far better article than anything you will find in the rail media.