canola-flowerStrong demand for Australian oilseeds
Both at home and overseas, there is a high demand for Australian oilseeds, oil, meal and other value-added products. Supported by an efficient chain of production, processing, distribution and marketing, the industry produces around three million tonnes of oilseeds annually. Canola and cottonseed – Australia’s major oilseed crops – account for over 90% of local production. We also produce other oilseeds such as soy, sunflower, safflower, peanut and linseed/linola – Australia’s oilseed industry is dynamic, complex and diverse. Our oilseed exports are significant – we supply over one million tonnes of canola seed (15-20% of the world’s canola trade) to Japan, Europe, China, Pakistan and other international markets annually. We also export cottonseed to Japan, Korea, the USA and other markets, along with oils to Japan, Korea, New Zealand, throughout the Pacific and to parts of Asia. Australia is also becoming well known as a supplier of high quality edible oilseeds, such as soybeans and confectionary sunflower.
Australian oils and oilseeds have gained an excellent reputation with international buyers based on our efficient chain of production, processing and distribution. Their unique characteristics are particularly appealing to the food industry looking for products that meet the growing demand for healthy oils in cooking and dining, such as mono sun, canola, mid/high oleic canola, poly sun, cottonseed, and blends.

Canola – the Australian oilseed in greatest demand
As the world’s second largest exporter of canola seed, Australia’s exports consistently exceed one million tonnes. Australian canola crop has grown to a size and quality that meets the high expectations of exporters, domestic crushers and intensive livestock producers.
From a minor crop in the late 1980s, canola is now Australia’s third largest broad-acre crop (after wheat and barley) – canola is widely grown across south-east Australia and in Western Australia. Australian growers have adapted to their unique climate and growing conditions, which vary over large areas.
In 1990, Australia hit the global stage as an exporter of canola seed, and rapid growth led to our exports exceeding two million tonnes in 1999/2000. Australia’s annual exports have now stabilised at around 1 to 1.5 million tonnes and main export markets are Japan, China, Pakistan, Europe and Bangladesh.
The Australian canola industry abounds with opportunity. Increasingly, we are moving towards higher value-added domestically-produced oils and greater production. As well, the industry continues to develop improved oilseed varieties.
New uses of canola, such as bio-diesel, will also provide opportunities for the canola industry to grow.

Australian Trading Pty Ltd as an entity has been approved as a creditor of some Australian leading corn suppliers and as a local company has established strong connection with Australian main elevators which allow us to offer good quality Australian canola with competitive prices.

Average quality of Australian canola   2012

Quality   Parameter 

Australian   Mean 

Oil   content, % in whole seed @ 6 % moisture


Protein   content, % in oil-free meal @ 10 % moisture


Volumetric   grain weights,

lbs/b 53.6

kg/hL   66.8

Glucosinolates,   μmoles/g in whole seed @ 6 % moisture



Oleic   acid concentration (C18:1), % in oil



Linoleic   acid concentration (C18:2), % in oil



Linolenic   acid concentration (C18:3), % in oil



Erucic   acid concentration (C22:1), % in oil



Saturated   fatty acid concentration, % in oil



Iodine   Value