LDC in Australia
As one of the world’s leading exporters of both grains and cotton, Australia is a key market for LDC, where we have recently expanded our operations to include oilseeds imports
With its considerable expanses of arable land, Australia has become a leading world exporter of grains, predominantly wheat and barley, with global grains markets dominated by Australian exports.
As such, the grains & oilseeds industry is a substantial contributor to Australia’s economy, in which wheat is the most important individual crop by value, representing almost half of the total production value of the country’s grains industry.
Australia is also one of the world’s largest exporters of raw cotton, with more than 90% of production exported, mainly to Asian spinning mill customers. China, Indonesia and Thailand are the main buyers, followed by South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Pakistan and Italy.
- Cotton – we originate, gin, store and ship cotton and cottonseed to global markets.
- Grains – we originate and export a wide range of grain products, including wheat, barley and canola, to over 35 countries across Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, leveraging our vast network of 10,000 Australian family-owned farms and global customers.
- Oilseeds – we supply high-quality protein meal and by-products to domestic customers in the poultry, meat, dairy and aquaculture sectors, via warehouses on the east coast and in South Australia.
LDC has invested in significant infrastructure to support its Australian operations in grains and cotton.
Today, our Grain and Oilseed platform has further strengthened with a combined storage capacity of approximately one million metric tons – an integrated grain storage system across seven upcountry storage and handling facilities in the states of Victoria and New South Wales, and an export terminal at the Port of Melbourne, including marketing offices in Geraldton, Western Australia and Moama, New South Wales, providing access to originate grains from key regions in Australia.
From our office in Brisbane, our Cotton team manages the origination of raw cotton and cottonseed direct from farmers, subsequently processed at LDC’s three large-scale ginning facilities in Emerald, Dalby and Moree.