Argentine wheat threatens competitiveness

ARGENTINA’S wheat exports are set to double over the next decade, potentially challenging Australia’s competitiveness in key markets, according to a new report from the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC).

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Grain loading at a Rosario port terminal, Argentina. Picture courtesy AEGIC.

AEGIC chief economist Professor Ross Kingwell said Argentina was already a world powerhouse of grain exports with wheat poised to take a greater role.

"Argentina accounts for 15% of the ...