Welcome to Nidera Australia Pty Ltd, a member of the COFCO International Group.

Nidera Australia, a part of the COFCO International Group, is a globally focused grain origination and trading business based in Toowoomba, Australia.

Through strong partnerships with local farmers we supply sorghum, wheat, barley and chickpeas to South East Asia and the Middle East markets with a particular focus on China, Japan and India.

We specialise in bulk supply of commodities to domestic and international customers and keep our growers informed of factors influencing commodity prices regionally and globally with weekly market reports.

The COFCO International Group brings together the solid history of COFCO, Nidera and COFCO Agri. These organisations have a long-standing market presence and a deep understanding of the world’s largest agricultural importing markets, including China. Add to this, the strong financial backing of the COFCO International Group and the knowledge and experience of our local team, Nidera Australia is now part of a global agri-business with a six-continent supply chain.

We aim to create a vertically-integrated global agricultural supply chain, supported by COFCO’s unique position in China, strengthen worldwide origination, logistics and trading capabilities, and grow our business globally.

We believe that agricultural products, which we need to support our daily life, should be available to every person on this planet, now and in the future. At COFCO International it’s all about ‘Meeting Tomorrow’s Demand’.


Bullish factors
  • Logistical squeeze at key Black Sea ports may turn export attention to Australia earlier than anticipated.
  • Winter crop production issues in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales means the northern feed grain market is in deficit and will require interstate imports for much of 2018.

  • Domestic feed grain demand continues to be buoyant with cattle on feed numbers continuing to grow in the eastern states and investment in new poultry production facilities very active.
Bearish factors
  • Chickpea prices have moved lower over the past month due to lack of engagement from sub-continent consumers as the Australian harvest moves south from central Queensland to southern Queensland and into northern New South Wales.
  • Winter cop output from the Black Sea region continues to climb with the Russian wheat production now forecast to be almost 84mmt (more than 15% higher than last years record of 72.5mmt), and new the crop plantings are well ahead of average pace.
  • Northern hemisphere summer crop production/harvest progressing with well, albeit delayed, means global feed grain supply still plentiful.
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