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This article summarizes the 2014 issues limiting the competitiveness of Australian domestic and export wheat. Competitiveness is weakened by product inconsistencies, supply irregularity, pricing opportunism, antiquated handling systems, logistics inefficiencies, the lack of a forward market, inadequate spot market signals in SA and WA, the lack of new product innovation, and no import-driven competition. It makes a number of recommendations as to how improvements can be made.

Addressing issues of competitiveness and food security for Australian wheat by John Williams