Technical report

Principles of grain marketing: some lessons from the Australian experiences

Date released
01 January 1996
Publication Code

A S Watson



This technical report emphasises the importance of efficient methods for determining price in agricultural markets and the importance of transport in developing efficient domestic and international marketing systems. It illustrates how stabilisation objectives can be ruled out by macroeconomic developments or international events that affect an economy by its external accounts. The report also covers aspects of grain storage and examines the role of futures markets.